Bravo 2 Trip Update Day 5 – Molly, Mate & Dive Coordinator
Everyone on Bravo fleet enjoyed a late start this morning with an 8:30 a.m. wake-up. After a quick breakfast of bagels and cream cheese, the fleet headed to the beach on Norman Island for a morning filled with tubing, water skiing, wakeboarding, and time just hanging out in the water.
On Sao Jorge, every crew member got a chance to try water sports. The biggest hit was a tube called “The Poparazzi,” a three person tube, upon which you can stand, sit or lie down. After a exciting morning, everyone headed back to boats for Greek salad pitas. After lunch, Alli, Gifford, Max and Cameron went on a fun dive and Lily had another dive as a repeat Discover Scuba Diver.
After a morning of watersports fun, Vivaldi’s crew split, some going diving and others going on a hike up to a helicopter pad on Norman Island that overlooks the beautiful Sir Francis Drake Channel. Tori, Alix, Katie, and Brian had a great dive at Rainbow Canyons right off Pelican Island. While once on the helicopter pad, James was the champion of a fleet-wide game of Ninja. After the hike, Savannah introduced Tamarind fruit to James and Arthur. Back on the boat, the crew is learning the ropes very quickly. Emerson is speedily making his way through the practical check-off aspect of the Sail Caribbean Crew Test.
The crew of Monet mastered the art of relaxation in the morning, as Noah was the first crew member to think about moving his plastic lounge chair into the shallows at the beach. Between lounging and a quick snack of french fries, the crew all tried some water sports, favoring the Poparazzi tube, like SJ. In the afternoon, Grace and Drew at a fun dive and saw a huge Lionfish, a species of fish that is not native to the Caribbean and dangerous to the ecosystem.
On Monet 1, the morning started with an adventurous bird rescue. After trying to steal lunch from the Monet 1 cockpit, a bird got disoriented and flew down into the ocean instead of up. Capt. John grabbed him, carried him to shore and set him free in a tree lining the beach. In the meantime, the crew named him Etnom, an anagram of Monet. In the afternoon, Maelle, Chris, Amanda and Sage went for a fun dive at Rainbow Canyons off Pelican Island. The rest of the crew went on the beautiful Norman Island hike, taking time to look out over the island, the inlet, and the whole channel. At the peak of the hike, the crew partook in the high-altitude, fleet-wide game of Ninja. Zach won one round, which included hard-practicing staff members.
After a busy day, the boats settled into a quiet night onboard, as the weather was stormy outside. Settling down with some treats and board games, the fleet enjoyed a few extra hours of bonding and boat fun.