Location: Vixen Point, Gorda Sound

I can’t believe that a week of the best three weeks of my life have gone by already. A couple of my shipmates and I were only surviving off of 2-3 hours of sleep, but after a 15 minute power nap on the bow, we were ready to go. First, we got to go snorkeling in the mangroves. We saw baby barracudas, starfish, and we even got to touch a live sea cucumber! Next we got to sail Picos (mini-sail boats). My Pico-mate David and I capsized about 20 times . We went about into the channel and were surrounded by yachts 20 times our size! Next we got to learn about dive tables with Annie (AKA Mom), and she gave us a 15 minute break which = MVP!! Next we rode in Rhodes (regular sailboat). Our skipper was Patino, who knows more about origins of sailing than anyone I know. Tonight is the barbecue so I cant write about that right now.