Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island
This morning started off fairly early, after a delicious breakfast of oatmeal and brownies we departed from Sandy Spit and made our way over to West End to search for mangroves lining the southern end of Tortola. Unfortunately, the storm did an immense amount of damage to the mangroves, however, we still had fun tracking, measuring and recording mangroves planted in PVC pipes by GoBeyond students a few summers ago. We also planted propagules, or mangrove seeds, which we harvested in Anegada where the mangrove population is relatively healthy. After completing our work at the mangroves, we were allowed some port time in West End. Clearing the mangroves worked up our appetites, and Pusser’s was able to provide us with a delicious lunch. After having some quality time glued to our phones, we detached ourselves from the interwebs and headed over to Great Harbor in Peter Island. The sail over was simply splendid, although I have to admit I don’t remember much of it as a gently rocking boat is a perfect place for an afternoon nap. Once we arrived, we showered and enjoyed the arrival of Alligator Allie, (Hannah talking in a goofy accent and wresting chicklets in the water) which provided us with a ton of laughs. After showering, we dug into Mexican Night, (the best dinner ever!) which was made even better with a brand new bottle of hot sauce!