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Priya and Brady shared their impressions of the last day of ski touring 2019: "Today was sadly the last day but that didn't mean we did not try new things. For example, Priya, Duncan and Marco tried skate skis, which were quite different from the normal cross-country skis we used the majority of the trip. Also, Alex, Brady, Zach and Duncan made a little ramp to do some 180s -- but don't worry, there was no damage to skis or people. We also tried …
Day 4 proved a more challenging day for the group. After two days of big mileage, sore ankles got the best of some of our skiers, and they had a shorter day on the trails.
Zach and Alex shared this description: "Today the skiers woke up and had an amazing breakfast of eggs, bacon and melon. Then we traveled to Winona State Forest to see a local dogsledding race. Then finally we went skiing where some of the kids were sore and didn't feel well, so…
Saturday was a nice day of skiing. With 4 inches of snow overnight, the trails were fresh and fast. There were more that 100 other people at the ski area, but outside of the lodge there was no overcrowding.
Maria and Duncan had this to say about today's adventures: "Today we woke up and ate very delicious pancakes, got dressed, and headed out the door for our second day of skiing. Even though everyone was sore, we still went to the bigger hills …
Miles and Marco shared the following description of today's activities:
"Today on our ski trip we hit some hard times when our group encountered sticky snow. Despite this, we all held our heads up high. The skiers also had to handle skiing through hail and cold rain. We had lunch in the lodge and then went back out and skied for another 2-hours."
Ken added: The Tug Hill Cross-Country Ski area is divided into two parts, north and south. The group …
All arrived safely after a 6-hour drive. The group got in one hour of skiing before it was time to go. Now everyone has their skis, ski boots, and poles, so they are all ready to go tomorrow!
Priyanka and Brady shared this description of the first day's activities: "Today, skiers traveled to Osceola (Tug Hill) where they either learned for the first time or refreshed their memories on the basics of cross-country skiing. Although there were several…
Today was the group's last day on the water. They enjoyed beautiful snorkeling with no wind, no waves, and 20-foot visibility underwater.
Ken sent the following update on the group's snorkeling adventures on Friday & Saturday. Be sure to look for the underwater photos Ken will share after they return from the trip.
We have had two great days of sailing and snorkeling. The weather has been warm -- one little rain shower on Friday -- and light wind. We have stopped at two reefs each day Friday & Saturday. On Friday, everyone snorkeled at the first reef but few had the energy………
The day started with pancakes for breakfast! Then the students plotted a course out of Biscayne Bay and offshore to the reef. A few clouds were present as they made their way out to sea through Angelfish Creek. Check in for more later!
Planning the way out of Biscayne Bay:
Heading out to sea through Angelfish Creek:
Great day at Boca Chita Key -- sailing, posing for pictures and investigating sea life. Our adventurers stood on a submerged wall looking at some fish and an octopus, saw a manatee getting a drink of fresh water from a boater's hose, and worked on their sailing skills.
Here they are on the wall:
Here's their new friend the manatee:
And here's Jack at the helm:
Enjoy some other great shots from today's adventures -- thanks Chris and Ken for sending …
The first day of the ABLE Florida sailing trip is always a long one -- busy, without a lot of time for photos. Everyone got settled on their boats and Jack and Theo took on the challenge of food shopping and did a great job. The boats set sail out of Key Biscayne because the marina in Miami was full. With beautiful weather and a nice breeze they made it to Boca Chita Key. Everyone is safe and well!
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