Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Woke up at 10 and got outside for the last half-hour of sun before it became overcast. We took our time at lunch and then spent the afternoon reading and playing games in the library. After our afternoon of leisure we got ready for dinner and then met for sushi and drinks on the promenade. […]

Woke up around 9. Had breakfast and headed into shore. Nich, Sean, Suz, Nikki, Amy, Rachel and I hired Victor to give us a tour of the city and take us to the Mayan ruins. Victor was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of interesting information about the island and daily life in a […]

Someone on the ship is sick so the captain increased our speed and we arrived in port around 5am. We woke up at 6:45 and got breakfast before heading in for the day. I think we ended up making it to shore around 9:30. The group split and Rachel, Amy, Nich, Sean and I ended […]

Sat by the pool for most of the morning. Worked out a little. Had Indian food for lunch. Tried to watch the Tech game, but it wasn’t on CBS. Dressed up in our ‘formal wear’ and headed to captains cocktails. We had free champagne and toasted everything imaginable. Headed to dinner for pumpkin soup, lobster […]

Woke up around 10:30 and explored the hotel. Ran into John Stein in the lobby. He was in town for the college administrators conference. We went to Margarita Mamas for lunch (I had a jerk chicken wrap) and met up with the rest of the group. After lunch we hung out in front of the […]

We (Paul, Catherine, Suz, Rachel, and I) left Tech around 6:30 and immediately got stuck in speedway traffic. Fought our way through that until 7:30 and then cruised to Tampa with a couple rest stops along the way. Suz, Rachel and I watched The Girl Next Door, but had to share 1 set of headphones. […]

Started the day by finishing off Harry Potter II. Great book. Then had apple pancakes that tasted a little like funnel cakes because they were sweet and cooked in oil. After breakfast I climbed up the mast, with a little help from Arno and Dad, to take some pictures of the boat.   Shortly after, […]

Day 6: Tuesday


I’m retarded. Woke up like normal (to Dad knocking on the hatch above my bed) and then readied the scuba gear for our dive. The only problem was that sleeping with the air conditioning on makes your sinuses swell, which means you can’t equalize, which means you return to Belline II not having scuba dived. […]

Day 5: Monday


I’m freezing. It’s awesome. We are in the marina at Virgin Gorda so the air conditioning will run all night long. But back to the beginning, we woke up still at Anagada and headed into shore for some more exploring. We cut through the middle of the island and then looped back around. On the […]

Day 4: Sunday


It’s hard to remember where we were when I woke up this morning. I’m pretty sure it was Peter Island. Anyway, after breakfast-muesli, bagels, mangos, etc.-Dad and I hoisted the sail and we set a course for Anagada. We had to postpone the dive again, because there is a weather front coming through in 40 […]