Location: Muskmelon Bay, Guana Island
Waking up to the beautiful island view of Marina Cay is truly an experience to behold, especially when the first words being murmured among the crew are, “Banana Pancakes.” After the crew enjoyed a relaxed morning awaiting two of the staff’s return from a skippers meeting, we sprung to life for our coming journey; the ultimate destination, Muskmelon Bay. Unlike what the name may suggest, fortunately, there was a lack of odorous melons. Instead, the crew all enjoyed a fun-filled day of water sports and general relaxation. Adding to our fortunes, quickly after we arrived, Dallas Blonde’s single-hulled sister, Wombat, rafted to us for the day, bringing with it lots of friends. The gaggle of the crew from both boats enjoyed waterskiing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailing, and dinghying until the sun began to set. As the other boat departed and the sun sunk lower, the chefs prepared a thanksgiving feast of chicken, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and mashed potatoes to end our exhausting day properly. After a select member of our crew finished struggling through his day-long issues of stowing dishes, we ended our eventful day with a reflective activity about our values. This student-led operation was a great experience to help all of us stay grounded and humble, along with additionally making us better suited to act as members of society.