Location: Brewers Bay, Tortola
This morning was wonderfully low-key as we tidied up the boat together while waiting for the chefs to finish making pancakes; they were amazing! The kids from Jost Van Dyke arrived just as we were wrapping up cleanup. They hopped off the dinghy and we quickly buddied-up for the day. Once we were off the mooring ball (my buddy won the race against of disconnecting us!), we headed to Brewers Bay. People on the bow had a relaxing sail talking with their new friends while those of us down below took part in a great card game of War. When we did get there, we inhaled some ramen and sandwiches and let them digest for a bit before getting out our snorkeling gear. The older students got into a dinghy and got towed as they searched for turtles to tag. They certainly put their all in it, but those turtles are SO FAST. Meanwhile, the younger kids headed over to a beach, and we played in the sand and looked at a few fish in unbelievably clear water. After sailing back, we had a bitter-sweet goodbye with all the kids we had met. It was really sad having to part ways with these kids that we had been hanging out with for the past few days, but it was also incredibly endearing to see how much we had meant to them. We were granted a bit of brief shore time to buy shirts, stickers and the like at Foxy’s. We then headed to West End, Tortola and had hot dogs and beans made underway. We had a low-key dinner and double squeeze and are now waiting for brownies. We’re all pooped from three long days with the kids and can’t wait to go to bed after dessert!