Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
Well, I guess I will start with last night because that is when this day’s story begins. After a great and filling dinner, we settled down for the night to sleep. Unfortunately, it started to rain, and the wind picked up. Everyone was forced inside to avoid getting wet. It got a little cozy in the boat, but we made it through okay. Our plans to eat and clean before the 7:30 anchor up time. Our group dynamic and teamwork surprised both skipper Michael and me. We pulled up and set off just on time. We didn’t raise the sail on the way to the dive site for weather reasons. The rain was so heavy I needed glasses to see where I was going. However, that didn’t stop many of the shipmates from standing on the bow and enjoying the rain. Once we got to the dive site, we got diving fast. Both diving groups saw rays, and one saw a turtle, and the other saw a lionfish. We ate lunch and set off again and as we did the rain, which had stopped during lunch, started up again. The wind sped up to 30 knots, and we raised the sails. The waves were high, but we made it to our final stop in one piece and happy. Once we came to a full stop, we had a community shower/swimming time. We started dinner and soon had a delicious pasta Alfredo to eat. Despite what is considered “bad” weather, we had a fantastic day.