Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island

Today was a shore day which was very exciting, to say the least. We woke up in the morning, and thanks to our two chefs, Vale and Griffin, we got to eat amazing pancakes. We did our clean-up and got prepared to fill our water tanks and go onshore. When it was time, we were handed our phones, and we all got to call our parents. The entirety of the boat was happy to be able to call family and friends. As we arrived to shore, we all went to buy some food for lunch as well as get some snacks that would hopefully last (as the last time they lasted all of two days). We strolled through the island and stopped at a few stores. As we stepped foot on the dinghy, it immediately began pouring. We all got soaked by the time we arrived at our boat. Instead of being disappointed that our clothes being wet, Vale, Bailey, Chloe, Miranda, Chili, and I went out to the bow of the boat and began dancing. Something I’ve wanted to do for so long got checked off of my bucket list, and I wouldn’t have wanted it to happen with anyone else. Once the rain calmed down, we began sailing to our next destination. Thanks to Ava’s amazing helming and Tristan handling the main sheet, it was smooth sailing. We ended up practicing man overboard drills, which were fun. We threw a fender(as the pretend man overboard). With the help of James, Jack, and Jonathan, we were able to recover the fender. When we anchored, we had a special guest come over for dinner. At the end of the day, we all really appreciated the rain(even though we got drenched). We ended the day with amazing memories. Oh, and during clean-up, we caught a fish in our dishy pit! (That’s the photo of Ava with the blue bucket, haha)