Bravo 2 Trip Update Day 12 – Molly, Mate & Dive Coordinator
There wasn’t a cloud in the sky by the time the fleet woke up at 9:00 a.m. in Long Bay. After such a late wake-up, everyone was fresh-faced and relaxed!
On Monet 1, everyone spent the night dreaming about the Banana Boat dessert treat that Amanda and Sage made the crew. It involved a hallowed out banana filled with marshmallow and chocolate. After breakfast, the crew jumped in the water for a snorkel clean-up. Maelle stayed with Capt. John in the dinghy and helped collect the trash the snorkelers found. Amanda, Chris, Delaney, Darius and Sage went on a crazy tubing adventure, while Adam and Will tried to sneakily capture an inflatable turtle from the staff boat, unfortunately unsuccessfully.
Burke was skipper-of-the-day on Monet. While we didn’t have any sailing today, she did a great anchor pick-up at Long Bay and helmed the mooring at Trellis Bay. During the relaxing afternoon, Drew, Jessy, Carly, and Burke started making friendship bracelets.
On Vivaldi, after the late sleep-in, everyone participated in the snorkel clean up that went incredibly well! On the beach, the crew made a list of all the different types of garbage they collected and the quantities in order to help Project Aware keep up-to-date with the type of pollution in our oceans and seas. In the afternoon, everyone had a chance to go on the Banana Boat tube, the regular tube, go wakeboarding or waterskiing. It was a really fun day all around.
On Sao Jorge, everyone participated in the snorkel clean up. After we collected all the trash, the group helped Captain Scott catalogue the types and quantities of garbage the found. After the clean-up, the group had a fantastic day of watersports. Connor, Cameron, and Max went on a crazy ride on the Banana Boat. Kyle and Max went wakeboarding and waterskiing, and the Mason, Gifford, Alli and Savannah enjoyed time relaxing on the boat.
After a 25 minute motor over to Trellis Bay, the fleet moored and enjoyed a dinner of Mahi Mahi. After dinner everyone went ashore for one of the best nights on program: The Fireball Party. Trellis Bay has three large metal sculptures which can be opened and filled with firewood. Once on fire, they are not only beautiful pieces of art, but also give a cozy, camp-like vibe as the smell and warmth of a bonfire spreads across the beach. It was an Olympic themed party, as we celebrated the opening day of the London 2012 Olympics. America, Ireland, France, Italy, Canada, and Brazil were represented.