Location: West End, Tortola

From the very first night of Session one on the dock of West End, we knew we were in for a storm. Our boat had many returning shipmates who were very excited to start the summer. The exception was Robert from Hanover, Germany, who quickly made friends with the group with his constant smiles. As the boat set forth across the Caribbean Sea, Peitra and Evan’s passion for sailing meant that we staff had helping hands in managing the boat, we could not have done it without them, nor without Thomas who was chief of picking up mooring balls. Lilah was shy about her cooking skills at first but eventually ended up involved in most meals, thanks for the brownies! SCUBA diving has brought our shipmates even closer as our “mermaids,” explored underwater together. Reese undoubtedly enhanced all of our learning in sharing her wealth of knowledge about all things marine. Laughs and giggles have been the flavor of the trip often instigated by Moriah who lived to lighten the mood and Sophie with her infectious sense of fun. All types of conversation were held on-board by Ky, the glue of the family as well as lively and intriguing debates on conspiracy theories by good friends Jack and Ethan. Undoubtedly the voice of reason on the boat was the cool, calm of Justine while Madeleine could always be relied upon to support and motivate others. Luna Kahuna has been a whirlwind of joy and adventure, and we will miss each and everyone we have been fortunate enough to spend the last three weeks with.