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Location: Bequia. SVG

We sailed to Bequia today! After a (somewhat) late start, we got the anchors up and left Mayreau. Logan, Teddy, and Stefi treated us to a wonderful breakfast of blueberry muffins. Many of us were very tired from the Challenge Course yesterday, so we were glad to have a relaxed sail day. Once we left Mayreau, we started to raise the sails. It’s awesome to see how everyone is learning more about the sails as we go along — today was the first day that the crew led sail raises! Lucy directed a stellar team on topping the three sails, Eamon led the staysail, Stefi led lowering the foresail, and Quinn led lowering the mainsail. Stefi’s turn consisted of her saying, “Everybody hold! Everybody go! No, wait, I mean everybody hold!” all in the span of a few seconds. Everyone did a great job with the sails today, whether taking in on the downhaul, easing on the quarter lifts and reefing lines, or any other of the plethora of words and phrases I’ve learned in the past four weeks. After a few hours, we arrived in Bequia! We’ll be here for a while, and everybody is very excited for laundry, stocking up on snacks, and shore time. Tonight, we’re filling out our dive logbooks and preparing to start Advanced Open Water in the next week! I’m very excited, especially for the night dive. That is all for today–see you tomorrow!

P.S. Happy happy birthday, Dad! It’s crazy that my skipper day lined up with your birthday. I hope you had a wonderful day hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Also, hi to the extended Neiblum-Saito-Rosenberg-Fox fam!

Also, Stefi (aka the Mountain) says hi to her mom!

Photo 1: Me and Kris at the helm
Photo 2: Mackenzie and Tate sweating lines
Photo 3: ^
Photo 4: Lucia on the reefing line
Photo 5: Steph
Photo 6: Lucia on the helm
Photo 7: Steph flaking the sail
Photo 8: Dinner!
Photo 9: Sunset

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