Location: Sommer's Beach, Tortola

Before writing about how the day went, a quick editor’s note: Yesterday’s blog was written by Joe R and today was indeed written by Danielle D.

Today we woke up at 7:15, which I was very surprised about. The night before, Catalinaville was called upon by ActionQuest to help move an injured shipmate to the clinic. We rallied everyone to help pick up the anchor and went for a quick hour motor. Due to this late night motor to Trellis Bay, we were already at our location for the day’s activities. I woke everyone up and got everyone to the taxi going to YEP by 8:30. YEP stands for Youth Empowerment Project. We were all very anxious to play with these children because the last time we had an amazing fun-filled day with children. We split up into three groups: cooking, computer, and sports. Throughout the day we switched these groups so everyone would have a chance to experience different activities these children participate in every day. I could tell that everyone had a great time because at the end when we went to take a picture, each one of us had a child attached to us at the hip. All of the children were so loving and kind it was hard not to form a relationship with them. After playing with the kids until 2, we motored to Sommer’s Beach for the beach barbecue. We were all starving from the long day, so we devoured the delicious hamburgers and hot dogs in a few minutes. The rest of the night was spent talking and playing on the beach. After the long day and night at the beach, we took the dinghy, Smoke, back to the boat and all showered in the dark. It was such a great time, and we all felt squeaky clean afterward. After the previous night and the long day we had, everyone is ready for a long and relaxing night of sleep.

The ActionQuest shipmate ended up getting a prescription of rest which she was very excited to hear and is glad to be back in the program.