Location: Mountain Point, Virgin Gorda

Hey everyone!!

Edie here with the latest “scuttlebutt” (or sailor slang for gossip, according to Margaux)

This morning, we woke up to the beautiful sound of both seagulls and students from other boats screaming, but the incredible scenery made the morning much more peaceful. The knowledge that we were heading to the Baths later also added to our motivation to get up. We set sail right after breakfast and soon arrived at the island – which was unlike anything I had ever seen before. We swam first to a gorgeous beach with probably the clearest water I’ve ever seen in my life (which is admittedly not a high bar being from Miami, but it still left me in awe). Davis then led us through a maze of giant boulders and caves that we had to navigate in order to get to the highlight of the trip, in my opinion – cliff diving. Okay, “cliff” is a little generous; it was about 8-10 feet up (so don’t worry, Mom), but it was still super fun.

We then headed back to the boat and enjoyed some delicious chicken salad wraps. After that, we watched a video on how to start our service work tagging wild sea turtles, along with lessons on their surprisingly interesting anatomy.

When the video ended, we all decided to go swimming, play volleyball, and (my favorite) jump off the side of the boat into the water! Will showed us his “death dive,” which is a bellyflop all the way down and then a quick change into a dive just before you hit the water – trust me, it is much more impressive than it sounds (don’t tell Will, I said that, though).

Finally, we had chili for dinner and about 10 million different conversations on the side, one of which was Riley being very offended that we called his 90s music old. Personally, I don’t think 30-year-old music qualifies as modern, but you do you, Riley!

Other than the awesome banana bread for dessert, that’s pretty much it for today. Thanks for reading!