Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we woke up to wonderful news, which was that the tropical storm that was supposed to hit us today will actually hit us tomorrow. Although this might not sound like such wonderful news, it meant we would go to Salt island and dive the Rhone. The Rhone is a massive shipwreck from the 19th century. The story goes that a mail ship was hit by a hurricane and crashed into Salt Island. The ship itself was incredible as we saw a bull shark and two blackfin sharks, a barracuda, and a Goliath grouper. Furthermore, the wreck itself was making as it was still somewhat intact. After diving in the huge swells that were coming due to the tropical storm, we went to explore the small island. The island poses two evaporating salt ponds, which is why it is known as Salt Island and was used by the British navy to resuelto ships, and one kilogram of salt is yearly sent to the queen for the Christmas dinner.
So when we landed on the deserted island, it was barebone with a desert-like landscape with 4 palm trees and two houses that used to be occupied by the people that own the island but were wrecked after a huracán. Later we hiked one of the mountains to see one of the most but if I’ll landscapes of the windward side of the island as it had a very dramatic scenery. If I were to compare it would be to the Faroe Islands. After the hike, we picked coconuts from the palm trees and set sail back to our bay in Peter Island, where we prepared to brace the storm. There were used the boom to create a giant rope swing and swam from the later part of the afternoon.