Location: Great Harbor, Peter Island

Anna, Maddy and I woke up this morning on the roof of the boat with the wind gently blowing and the sun starting to shine. We immediately set sail to West End of Tortola. After eating breakfast, several of us laid on the trampoline as we bounced in the air and got sprayed by water because of the huge waves. Getting soaked when sailing is always one of my favorite parts of the day. When we arrived at our destination, it was such a weird feeling because this is where we started our trip seventeen days ago and it was just strange being back with our experiences of this journey instead of our exceptions and predictions. All of us then walked over to the Mangroves to help check the growth rates and pick up trash in the area because mangroves are very important to the BVI. Although picking up the trash can be kind of gross, I kind of like it because I feel like I’m helping the environment. We then came back to the boats and headed off to Fat Hogs Bay to help more mangroves. On the sail there we all just napped on the trampoline for about an hour and a half. When we got there, we had lunch, danced a ton, and jumped on the trampoline. The dance parties we have, which are part of our daily routine, is another favorite activity of mine.

The second mangrove location was a lot muddier and stinky so walking around in water shoes wasn’t the most fun but once again, cleaning up the trash and helping the environment in any way feels so rewarding in the end, especially since we found so much trash. On our sail back I sailed the boat and had a really good time talking and laughing with Beezy and Kurt at the helm. When we arrived, we danced a bit more and just hung out. We then had dinner, which was taco night and always the best, and finished off the day with squeeze while the sunset and left a very colorful sky.