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Casey had this narrative to share about Day 4 of ABLE Ski Touring:
"Today, we woke up at 7:30am for breakfast made by Pat and Tristen. After breakfast, our group decided to head out to a new location of ski trails that DV has never explored before. We started out on an intermediate trail in the 30-degree weather and continued until we arrived at a beautiful overlook of the hills. The snow was very soft since the temp went up a lot from yesterday, …
ABLE Ski Touring Day 3 -- More skiing. More good weather. The students took on some trails with bigger hills on Day 3. Ken sent these two videos, and they reminded me of the opening of the 70s TV show The Wide World of Sports:
No one was hurt. Everyone did great, and they all seem to be having a lot of fun.
Mark shared his insights on the day:
"Today, the group woke up at 8:00 to a pancake breakfast made by Drew and Francesca. After the well-made …
Day 2 of ABLE Ski Touring started with a hot breakfast. It was a cold but clear first full day of skiing with temperatures hovering around zero, no wind, and lots of sunshine and blue skies. We skied from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. The trails were not crowded today, but the ski center is expecting another school group tomorrow. Everyone is tired but they all did well.
Pat shared this reflection on today's adventures:
"Today we woke up around 7:30am and …
Students embarked on the annual ABLE cross country ski trip today. The students left school around 9:00 this morning and arrived at the ski area around 3:00 pm. They got their gear and tried out their skis at the Osceola Tug Hill Ski Center for a few hours before heading back to settle into their rooms and prepare dinner. It was a nice afternoon for getting a feel for cross country skiing and a great start to the trip.
It was a good day on the water for the final day of the ABLE Florida sailing trip. The sun came out in the afternoon, and everyone snorkeled. There were schools of fish all around and good visibility of about 15 to 20 feet. Most everyone is ready to get home and see family, friends, pets, and their own home.
Our ABLE sailors tried to snorkel at two different reefs today, but the conditions were not conducive. The first location was too rough and there was very limited visibility at the second. Both boats did get to sail and fish outside the reef -- where the big fish live. They managed to catch a bonita that will be on the menu for tonight's dinner. The boats are anchored off of Long Key Bridge tonight and with the weather forecast calling for sunny …
ABLE sailors took to the ocean today. Both boats came out of the bay and are ocean sailing inside the reef. That means more wind, more waves, and more work for the person at the helm. Here are some beautiful photos showing both the SeaTrek and Bahama Star in action.
Here's a short video taken from the Bahama Star:
Today, both boats got in some good sailing as they made their way through Biscayne Bay to Pumpkin Key.
The crew of the SeaTrek took turns at the helm.
The crew of the Bahama Star worked on raising the sails -- the white sail is the mainsail and the colorful one is the jibsail.
Looks like a gorgeous day for sailing in sunny Florida!
DV Students embarked on the annual ABLE sailing trip to Biscayne Bay, Florida yesterday. All arrived safely and settled into their boats. There was a lot of learning today, and so not much time for sailing, but at 4:30 pm, the two boats sailed out of No Name harbor, turned the corner, and dropped anchor for the night. Sam and Maria cooked a nice stir fry for dinner with chicken and a vegetarian option. Sofia brought a menorah and lit the candles…
The last day on the trail started with cake for breakfast and ended in Machu Picchu. Doesn't get better than that!
Each student shared a reflection on the trip so far:
Izzy: The dogs we saw in the towns and at the school we helped paint were so cute, but Ken won't let us take one home.
Katie: I love alpacas. The hills don't love me.
Kenzie: I enjoyed the hike and the views are beautiful. The spectacled bear was cool.
Evan: I loved climbing mountain …
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