Location: Marina Cay
This morning we woke up flying through the air. We had strong winds, and the boat was bouncing up and down. We tried to eat breakfast, but more cereal ended up on the floor and in the ocean. The cheerios would fly out of the bag as you poured them. We were sailing to Necker Island, which is owned by Richard Branson. The island is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. There is one dock that you can enter on, and it’s closed to the public. Once we go to the island, we were met by Vaman the head of the wildlife. We got a tour of the island and saw all the unique animals that live on the island. We saw lemurs that are almost extinct and who looked like little pandas. Then we walked to the beach that had golf clubs, and some boys tried to hit balls into the ocean. While some just missed the ball, Sean threw the golf club into the ocean. Sean then sprinted into the ocean to save the club. We were laughing so hard but were convinced Sean was going to be banned from the island. After the golfing accident, we got to do one of the coolest things I have ever done. The island is the home of lemurs, and we got to feed them. We went into the cage, and little lemur hands would hold ours. If we put the treat in between our lips, the lemurs would give us a little kiss. The ringtail lemurs would jump out of the trees onto our shoulders. I loved having a lemur named Wolf sitting on me. They had the cutest little hands, and it was so hard to say goodbye. The next amazing animal I got to hold was a baby turtle. The island had a turtle garden where they raised turtles. I held baby turtles, teenage turtles, and I pet a 600 lb. Tortoise. The main house was something out a magazine. It was perfect and the definition of paradise. It had a swing, wrap-around porch, a pool table and a Jacuzzi on the top floor with a view of the whole island. After Necker, we went on a sail to Marina Key. I sailed the boat, and it was a little scary at first, but I got the hang of it. We stopped to get water and docked the boat. Docking the boat was stressful but successful. As usual, dinner and the evening was a blast. We sang, cleaned and headed out for a program-wide activity.