Location: West End

Wow, another 20 days have flown by. This morning we did our final dive at the Indians, a beautiful site full of healthy soft corals next to Pelican Island. After that, we set to work and started Boat Appreciation. A deep clean, inside and out, to thank Distant Drums for the fantastic trip she has taken on around the BVI’s. Along the way, we have shared some amazing sights, visited some beautiful bays and we have all become more accomplished sailors and divers. But it is the shipmates of Distant Drums that we will miss the most. Ben and John have kept us constantly entertained and laughing with their hilarious antics and nonstop puns. Reef has kept us listening with his great stories. Tiago has shared his unique outlook on life with us, and it has been wonderful to listen to his poems after dinner. We have had artists too, with both Gabby and Bella producing wonderful drawings. Margaret has been a calming influence with her thoughtful and caring nature while Maddy and Jordan have given us all energy with their love for life and bubbly enthusiasm. Vasia has demonstrated fantastic leadership qualities and has kept us all motivated. I don’t think any of us will forget the yoga she taught us on the bow of Drums. JB’s strive to be the best drives him to want to learn more constantly, and it has been great teaching him. JP was a wonderful all-rounder, and he was always there to help out in any situation. Back in the water, and it has been a joy to share Amanda’s love for diving combined with Sarah’s love for fish. A huge thank you to all of you for making this session so fantastic. We will miss all of you but hope to see many of you again next year.