Bravo 2 – Day 13

Posted Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 9:47 am

Bravo 2 Trip Update Day 13 – Molly, Mate & Dive Coordinator

On Bravo fleet, everyone was up early and ready to start a busy day.  Trellis Bay is a turtle mating ground, so we loved spotting turtles from the boat throughout the day.

On Monet 1, Zach, Adam, Camilla, Will, and Darius started their PADI Advanced Open Water Diving course.  They completed their Deep Dive and their Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive.  While their crewmates were diving, the rest of Monet 1 went on a truck tour of Tortola, stopping at a glass factory.  After the dive and truck tour, the crew dropped the mooring ball and circumnavigated Great Camano and Scrubb Islands.  Zach skippered the mooring ball pick-up with their sails up!  Adam, on the bow, did a fantastic job hooking the mooring line.  For dinner, Camilla and Maelle made a delicious vegetable lo mein.

It was a busy morning on Monet as well.  Everyone on board, except Jessy, went on a two-tank dive in the morning and also had their first night dive.  While the divers were completing their Peak Performance Buoyancy and Deep Dives, Jessy got the chance to see the same waters from a new angle on a truck tour of Tortola.  The tour driver takes the bus up every peak and winds down the side roads with the best views on the island.  Once back on the boat the crew prepared to drop the mooring ball.  Renee left Monet to have her first Basic Keelboat lesson.  Drew skippered the boat on a circumnavigating sail and Carly helmed during a perfect mooring ball pick-up.

Everyone on Vivaldi went on the beautiful truck tour this morning.  They stopped at a glass-blowing factory and were able to see how glass trinkets were created.  After the tour, Arthur skippered a circumnavigating sail of Great Camanoe and Scrub Islands.  During the sail, Harrison was a stellar chef and whipped up some delicious snacks.  Katie navigated the sail, explaining to the skipper, Arthur, and crew the waypoints and degree headings.  The sail also included and really fun hydration game that Tori taught and lead.  Finishing up the great afternoon, Brian skippered a perfect mooring ball pick-up at Marina Cay.

On Sao Jorge, the crew got up and headed to shore at Trellis Bay.  They played beach games for a bit and enjoyed some downtime at the Trellis Café.  After that they got the chance to go on a truck tour of Tortola.  They stopped at the glass-blowing factory, where they watched craftspeople working on trinkets and gifts, like paperweights in the shape of Tortola.  After getting back to their boats, Connor and Gifford helmed the circumnavigating sail of Great Camanoe and Scrub Islands.

After landing at Marina Cay, crews enjoyed some time in the water and prepared for another great day tomorrow!


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