Location: Trellis Bay, BVI

We hoisted our anchor up as the sun rose this morning and ate breakfast as we motored over to Great Dog for a morning dive. Just offshore of Great Dog lies an airplane wreck that has been a gathering place for marine creatures for over 20 years. The certified divers entered the water first and were treated to the sight of large barracudas hovering around the wreck. Our Open Water divers descended, practiced diving skills in the sand, and then explored the airplane themselves. After exiting the water, we immediately pulled up our anchor or hook and headed for Trellis Bay on the island of Tortola. The shipmates enjoyed some time onshore to see the island and eat some fresh fruit in the blue Caribbean waters. Carolyn, Drew, and Reilly went to the capital, Road Town, to provide food for our next ten days at sea – it took two full dinghies to carry all our food to the boat. Once the food was put away and the boat prepared for passage, we gathered in the cockpit for a dinner of Eggplant Parmesan. After the dishes are done, we will pick up our anchor for the third time today to set sail for our first overnight passage. I can’t wait to sail underneath the stars and above the bioluminescent waters tonight, and tomorrow we’ll wake to nothing but blue waters (and hopefully blue skies!)