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Location: Savanna Bay, Virgin Gorda

The day started early with a 5:45 wake-up call. With huge yawns and somewhat grumpy complaints, the group made their way into the dinghy and boated to the mainland. After making two rounds to pick up everybody from the boat, we docked the dinghy and made our way to the first activity of the day; a hike up spyglass mountain. After 15 minutes of exhausting non-stop climbing, our early waking and the tiring hike was rewarded with a breathtaking 360 view of the BVIs and USVIs. This marked the official start of the Lifeworks program, and as we hiked back down the trail, everybody talked excitedly about what the next three weeks had in store for us. After a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs, and fruit salad we started motoring to Tortola to get a refill on some supplies. Upon reaching the docks, we had a quick break on the mainland to purchase some snacks and connect briefly with friends and family through our phones. After our quick pit stop, we made our way to open water and finally put up the sails. The wind was ideal, and our top speed was 8.4 knots. After a couple of hours, we finally reached Savannah Bay and anchored, exhausted and sunburned from the long journey. The day was concluded with showers, which in the BVI’s consist of jumping in the ocean, and a delicious dinner of Alfredo pasta, with sausage and salad. With heavy eyes, we sat through an interactive lesson on knot making, and then finally after a long day, we finally went to bed, filled with anticipation for the next day.