Location: The Bight, Norman Island

Today can really be considered the first day of our trip because, after a long year of waiting, we finally got to start our journey through the BVI. It was beautiful to watch the proud ActionQuest fleet move out of its mother harbor this morning while the sun’s strength was still being filtered by a light cloud cover. The next time all time all the boats will see each other their movements will be streamlined with the skill that living on a boat for 20-something days provides. Our crew’s cooperation and sailing abilities are already improving rapidly as we get to know each other better through the group activities we’ve been attempting. So far today we have snorkeled in caves, passed our swim tests, and enjoyed our first saltwater showers. It’s shaping up to be a great trip, and I’m excited for what’s to come.