Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda
Today was by far the best day. We woke up bright and early at 6:20 a.m. We hopped on a dinghy and headed over to a local school. The school was painted bright purple and had roosters running everywhere. We were assigned jobs to do around the school. Some of the projects included raking up leaves and twigs, building stairs, weeding, building a recycling enclosure, and building and paining tables. Everybody was able to meet a wonderful little local girl named Dory; she braided a lot of the Lifeworks girls’ hair for fun while we took water breaks. Although it was a hot, sunny day, it was so fun to be out in the community doing work for people who needed it the most. For lunch, everybody gathered around the picnic table and made amazing PB&Js. We continued to work and while we took a bit of a longer break, one of the counselors introduced us to a game called “Frog Murderer”. It was a fun game that required all of us to sit in a circle. We all bowed our heads while Dory chose the “Frog Murderer”. Once chosen, the detective of choice would return to the circle and would try to figure out who the murderer was. The murderer’s job was to make eye contact with another person in the circle and stick their tongue out; the detective would be on close watch to see who was sticking their tongue out. As the day progressed, we finished our projects and headed back to the boats. Once we got on the boat, we got off the mooring ball and I drove the boat back to the docks to fill up the fresh water tanks. On the way there, everybody showered down below. It was amazing. Soon after showering, Luna Kahuna, the other Lifeworks boat, rafted up next to us for dinner. We had a wonderful buffet for burgers and potatoes. The day only got better from there… Kat and Edie made brownies for dessert. Then BZ and Shawn surprised us by telling us that we are going to Necker Island. Necker Island is Richard Branson’s private island. Everyone is beyond excited to visit it.