Day 9- The Epic Jessica and Morgan
Hello readers, I (Morgan) am back again accompanied by Jessica. Today we had an amazing beach day!! We had breakfast at 8 am (later than our breakfasts at Maya Center Village). Shortly after, our day began with a snorkeling trip which included 3 dives. The first dive was a mangrove dive in which we saw many sea creatures including upside down jellyfish (which don’t look like jellyfish at all). The other two dives were coral reef dives which allowed us to witness sea life and have an amazing time! We also went to the Smithsonian research center on Carrie Bow Cay. There, we met a couple from the US that took care of the island and we had the opportunity to view experiments by researchers.
After a long day of much fun, we returned to Tobacco Cay with crazy sunburns (I myself looked like a lobster). We all had to apply Aloe Vera on our backs numerous amounts of time. After, we had a chance to just lounge on the beach. Jessica and I hung out with everyone on the dock and chilled out on hammocks. Soon enough we had dinner which was then followed by our final group meeting.
At the meeting, we all had to draw a name from a bucket and then state why we appreciated that person. It was very beautiful! Next, we had a World Leadership School candlelight ceremony. The ceremony consisted of us passing a candle around in a circle as we shared our most memorable moment or experience from the trip. It was sooooo emotional and at least three people were in tears after recalling the happy moments. After the ceremony, it became evident that the experiences on this trip will impact us for the rest of our lives. I am not sure whether or not we will all be able to return to Belize; however, Belize will always be in our hearts!