Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
Today we woke up at around 7 am and headed from Peter Island over to Road Town for the day. At Road Town, we visited Virgin Island Search And Rescue’s base. As soon as we got there, we got to work pulling weeds, cutting back trees, de-tangling weeds from trees and sorting out shirts. It was a hot and tiring day, but we managed to help out VISAR with yard work. On our first break, we went inside their base and got to see their rescue boat close up and ask questions. All the volunteers were informative and interesting. After working for a little longer, we stopped for a lunch break back on our boat. Tuna sandwiches re-fueled us, and we powered through the last hour and a half of hard work. Victoria, Camille, Sophie, and Dara went to work on a different project measuring and planting mangroves during this last hour. As a reward for all of our hard work, we got shore time for an hour. Walking around Road Town was fun and different. Road Town, being the capital of the BVI, had a hustle and bustle that reminded me of home. I had to watch out for cars racing around the streets! After gathering souvenirs, we came back to the boat and motored back to Peter Island and anchored here for the night. Mike, the director, came over for dinner and a Lifeworks forum. We did an interesting exercise, and he asked us deep questions. We set serious goals for ourselves, tangible and intangible. After he left we talked about our goals with the staff members and wrote them in pen; “setting them in stone.” The day ended on a good note, brownie-making! Everyone is really tired and eager for tomorrow’s activities.