Location: Road Harbor, Tortola

Today we woke up bright and early to the smell of blueberry muffins and oatmeal. Once done eating, we were on our way to Road Town, once again. In a rush, we threw on work clothes, grabbed water bottles and sneakers to help out at Visar, Virgin Islands search and rescue. As a joke, Elliot tried to convince us that a small, run-down shack was the base and many people believed it. Luckily, we kept driving and got to the real base, a big garage with many offices and jobs for us to do. Since the organization is entirely funded by donations and volunteer-based, every hand was needed. Everyone split into groups of weeding, washing uniforms and counting inventory of medical supply. The rain showers in the middle of the day didn’t stop any of us from working. After lunch, the rest of the day was a blur, and some of us switched over to measuring and counting mangroves. Then after the dirty day of labor, we got to use real showers on the dock and pizza for dinner! At the end of the day, the hard work paid off. 🙂