Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda

It is hard to imagine any day could compete with the previous evening’s exhilarating night dive, but this trip is constantly surprising us. Today was exceptional! After rising early to our morning music track and polishing off our cereal, we all hit the deck to set up our diving gear for a second, daytime exploration on Mountain Point. With the rich biodiversity of the Caribbean waters, we were able to spot and identify baby reef squids (favorite), sea urchins, fire coral, brain coral, squirrel fish, and fairy basslet (to name a few) on our underwater naturalist dive! We had just enough time to lather on the sunscreen after our dive before we were hopping in a dinghy and heading out to a Pico. The strong winds made cutting through the waves and tacking and capsizing extremely fun. Our third rotation found us taking the helm ourselves to try our hands at mooring. We learned to maneuver the boat to drift upwind up to the mooring ball while another shipmate hooked the mooring ball. We ate our chicken caesar salad and risotto dinner after and enjoyed a view of the picturesque scenery surrounding us; golden and orange hues melted into one another, making one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. However, one of the most memorable parts of the day was our Lifeworks talk in the salon. We have grown to be a family while away from our families back home. We are all excited for tomorrow!