From the beginning it seemed like there were bad omens, from the first
step we took at the airport to the first step we took toward the boat. Our
flight was cancelled and we had to drive 5 hours to the next flight. The
morning that we were driving to the boat, the skies were very dark and
cloudy and it was raining hard. After that, it was a clear and fun filled
The boat was impressive and better than I expected. Some of my favorite
parts of the trip were the swimming and snorkeling. When we went snorkeling
we seen many different kinds of fish, including Shark and Barracuda. One
time while we were swimming, there were swarms of Jelly fish. They were
great to look at until they started stinging, which they did 7 times. After
that I tried to stay away from them. Another awesome experience was to see
the shipwrecks. It was amazing to see these large ships underwater with all
the coral growing on them.
Another fun part of the trip was the ship
itself. I really liked getting the chance to climb the mast, sit on the bow
of the boat, use the rope swing, but most of all, walking the plank and
doing a twinkie flop. At night we slept out on the deck under the stars. It
was an amazing site. I learned a lot about sailing such as hoisting and
lowering the sails, the different parts of the ship, and how to navigate the
ship. The staff (Kelly, Stephanie, Jennie and Captain Ron) were amazing. We
went fishing a couple of times and at night we would bait the water for
shark. We managed to catch a lemon shark about 2am the first night.
The day we went to Key West and seen the museums, shops and other
attractions was a lot of fun. At night there were street performers who did
cool tricks and stunts. I really enjoyed that. The last night back at sea
base we had a luau with other groups who had finished their week too.
entire trip was an amazing adventure that I would do again in a heartbeat. I
would like to thank Troop 14 for offering me the opportunity to go on this
amazing trip with them.