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Evan Oscherwitz '18

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Day 6 Blog

Our final full day in the BVI began with a routine breakfast at the chaperones' cabin in anticipation of the service project that was to occur directly afterward. However, as I had woken up with a slightly unsettled stomach, I took only an apple and some fruit juice. The service project was to take place at the Bregado Flax...

Day 5 Blog

The fifth day of our riveting Caribbean expedition began at the Alamander house for breakfast. The occupants of the house did a commendable job of serving breakfast, despite not having been provided with essential supplies such as cups and trash bags. The meal was composed of the same basic ingredients as the previous few days, but today I was...

Day 4 Blog

Today began very early, as the members of my cabin (The Glorious Lime House) were tasked with providing breakfast for the other people on the trip. To celebrate our mind-blowing awesomeness, we made the cereal boxes spell out "lime time," which did not attract as much recognition as it deserved. Unlike the previous 3 days, today did not feature...

Day 3 Blog

The day began with the standard breakfast, the standard trip to the marina, and the normal setup routine. Strangely, our first dive provided little excitement, as we saw nothing notable save for a handful of stingrays. Our second dive, despite taking place around an airplane wreck, provided even less excitement. The real fun only began after lunch, when the...

Day 2 Blog

Last night, I went to bed with high hopes and expectations for the second full day of the trip, but nothing could have prepared me for what I experienced today. Breakfast was fairly pedestrian, and consisted of fruit loops, fruit juice, and granola bars, but it would turn out to be the only pedestrian aspect of the day. After...

Day 1 Blog

This morning, I was awakened by the annoyingly loud screech of a rooster. While under ordinary circumstances I would be none too thrilled about this premature start to the day, but due to the island's outstanding beauty, I relished the opportunity to soak in as much as possible. We promptly ate breakfast and made our way to the marina,...

Blog Entry: 9 July, 2016

Today's blog, interestingly enough, begins by recounting the events of yesterday evening and everything after. After the highly anticipated beach cookout, which was delicious, we are embarked on a bold journey into the unknown in the form of a night snorkel. In the mere thirty minutes we were in the water, we saw a crocodile needlefish, two Spanish lobsters,...

Blog Entry: 8 July, 2016

On our itinerary, today was marked "fun day." It was certainly labeled appropriately, as we experienced all sorts of adventure and amusement, like diving on shipwrecks and snorkeling on turtle grass. Originally, the plan was to do two dives on the wreckage of the R.M.S Rhone, which sank in a hurricane on 29 October, 1867. Unfortunately, the current at...

Blog Entry: 7 July, 2016

Today, we wrapped up the unfinished portions of our research dives and helped the local ecosystem by sanitizing a government-operated staghorn coral nursery on the north side of Virgin Gorda. To start off the day, we took our talents to a reef known as ginger's backside. This reef featured the most diverse array of predatory fish so far, as...