Location: Sidney's, Jost van Dyke
Today the entire fleet of ActionQuest woke up bright and early in preparation for a long, fun-filled day. After eating cereal for breakfast, we met up with all of the boats on the dock in Tortola. Here Mike briefed us on what to expect on the hike. We hiked 3 miles to the highest point in the Virgin Islands, Mt. Sage, and after taking a plethora of photos at the top, we hiked the 3 miles back down. At the bottom of Mt. Sage, many of us also enjoyed the famous cheeseburgers, which were alluded to in Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” We also scoured the gift shops for souvenirs. From here, we sailed to Sandy Cay, the small picturesque island off of Tortola. Each of the boats participated in a fleet-wide sandcastle building competition. Calypso designed the set of Spongebob, and it turned out pretty well. We will hear the results of the competition tonight at Sydney’s Peace and Love BBQ. Wish us luck! (editor’s note: Calypso placed third in the sandcastle contest).