Our little sailors have started to find their sea legs! On our fourth day our little sailors started to find their sea legs. The wind picked up and we all eagerly headed out on our sailboats.
The more favourable conditions meant there wasn't a seasick face in sight. They were able to use the rudder to steer the boat and have become more confident in controlling the jib sail.
A little bit of music and singing on the boats helped create a great atmosphere in which to practice our new skills. It was clear that Yinuo and Anna are both just at home on the water as they are on land.
After getting back to the port we had enough time for a quick splash in the pool before enjoying a nice picnic lunch provided our sister school in Mallorca.
Our bus came and picked us up as we headed across the island to visit the Caves of Drach. As we descended into the depths of the cave the students were amazed by the hanging rock formations that were dazzlingly lit up in different colours.
Pupils learned the difference between stalagmites and stalactites and how they are formed within a cave and we all enjoyed describing what abstract scenes we could make out of these beautiful geological features.
The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the concert that we were treated to within the caves. A grand piano and four-piece string quartet rowed out of the darkness on a boat that was lit up and wowed us all with some classical music. The cavernous setting provided the perfect acoustic environment for a wonderful performance that even brought a tear to some teachers eye (Mr McKechnie).
Our bus brought us back to Palma where we enjoyed a very traditional Mediterranean meal where most of our students tried olives for the first time.
Once we were all full up on the delicious bread and home-cured meats, we enjoyed a pleasant stroll back to the sailing club where we relaxed, had some downtime and wrote in our diaries.
We are all looking forward to a big day tomorrow where we will visit the Secondary campus of the Orbital school in Mallorca and go to the waterpark!