Congratulations to Dave Barra on completing his marathon swim from Lighthouse Point all the way to Powell Pointe yesterday, a feat Chris Maxey contends is a first for any human. Dave completed the swim under guidelines established by the Channel Swimming Association and his journey lasted just under 14 hours. This is not Dave’s first visit to Eleuthera and The Island School campus; previously he has come to give workshops on Total Immersion Swimming and is planning on hosting another workshop in December (so mark your calendars!).
Special thank you to all the IS and CEI staff who provided boat support along the way!
This Tuesday nine of us embarked upon a sea kayaking trip – destination: Lighthouse Beach for our 48-hour solo experience. With choppy waters, we paddled a whopping mile from campus before having to beach the boats and camp out for the night. Day two, we try again: only to encounter more sea-sickening waves and exerting far too much effort for the distance traveled. We stop for lunch and a nap on the beach, then out on the water again. Alas, we make it one-third of the way to our destination before resulting to hitching a ride the rest of the way to Lighthouse. Along the way, some lovely conversations, bonding over games of Wizard, and the best campfire pizza bliss. Valentine’s Day dawned upon us and we spent the holiday alone — in the most literal sense. Thursday marked the beginning of our48-hour solo. Seven of us scattered along the shore of Lighthouse Beach with nothing but pink sand, our thoughts, and the horizon of each new day before us.
Solo: a time for self reflection, awareness, acceptance. Ye of little faith who may be wondering, “What in the world do you plan on doing with your life?” Well, I took some time during my solo to contemplate this question and let me affirm your doubts by responding–I still have no idea. “But,” you say, “weren’t you supposed to Continue reading →