Location: West End, Tortola

After 16 days of excitement and fun, life on La Bella Vita is coming to an end. I started off the day by going to a skipper’s meeting for a briefing on the specifics of our final sailing race. After the meeting, we started our trek to the starting point of the race. The start line was between Pelican Island and Norman Island. After we had set sail, we started towards Road Town, where we tacked around a green buoy towards the finish line at Great Harbor, a great race; we set out to our final destination of West End. On the ride over, we cleaned Bella till she sparkled, scrubbing every nook and cranny. Upon arriving in West End, we put our finishing touches on the boat and organized our belongings. Later on today, we will be having pizza from West End aboard Bella for lunch. After, we will continue to prepare for our departure. Dinner tonight will be a BBQ on the dock, after which we will have a dock talk with Mike, the director of ActionQuest, where we will listen to closing statements ending the program and the summer. This has been an amazing experience, and some of the most fun I have had in my life. ActionQuest has taught me many skills and life lessons that I will never forget. Throughout this trip, my shipmates have become family who I’ll miss having around along with the gorgeous views. Thank you for an amazing two weeks ActionQuest, the time spent here will stick with me forever.