Location: British Virgin Islands - Savannah Bay
We are off and have safely arrived at the beautiful Savannah Bay surrounded by clear teal water!! Today was a historic day for Sea|mester. Both Ocean-Star and Argo departed together from West End, Tortola ending a brief but rare rendezvous. We woke up at 7 am and spent the morning preparing for our first day of sailing. The morning was jam-packed with information and safety briefings. We learned about line handling and absorbed a myriad of nautical terms that we would soon be putting to use on our 4-hour passage. Once we finished exploring the ins and outs of the ship, we set sail around 2 pm. Spirits were high as the sails went up, and we began to feel the cool wind on our faces. We immediately became integral members of the crew and found that this truly is a hands-on learning experience. Some of us, myself included, even had a chance to steer the 88 footer. We learned to do a full boat check, lower and raise sails, set up for a night at anchor, and much more. After all that was completed, we jumped into the warm crisp sea, looking out at a spectacular sunset along with a bright rising moon for our saltwater showers. Finally, we chowed down on some Sloppy Joe’s and salad. Following dinner, we did a full deck scrub and clean, and afterward, The 7 PADI open water students congregated for a quick lesson. We are all looking forward to our first dives tomorrow in Savannah Bay. It should be a great experience!