Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda

Today was definitely the official start to our adventures on the sea. We had an early start this morning with a great meal of eggs and muffins from our chefs. We were soon off on the water for our six-hour voyage to Virgin Gorda. We all quickly learned to handle the tacks and jibes, as well as perform a figure eight pickup. So, with this exercise we threw a buoy into the water as our “man overboard,” and the skipper and crew work together to maneuver the boat in a figure eight and then we picked up our man overboard. We switched skippers so that everyone had a chance to pilot the boat. We finally arrived at Virgin Gorda at 4 pm. Tonight we have a great meal planned of Alfredo pasta. Before dinner, we all went through a quick lesson for how to set up our scuba gear. After dinner, we are planning to watch another scuba orientation video and then get ready for our first dive tomorrow.