So, when the first guests arrive, that means the party has started!

Hania and Piotr took a long and bumpy road to get to Tonic: they left home 2,5 years ago and hitchhiked their way through four continents, barely ever flying. Planes are boring, right?

Most of that time they lived in a tent, so they are very excited to start living in a floating home.
How did they end up here, you ask?

It started in Vegas. Most people come to Vegas to win a fortune. Most people don’t. Hania and Piotr spent a fun weekend wandering around the slot machines, winning 5$ and then losing 7. They were almost prepared to call the trip uneventful, but then Hania opened Who goes to a crew-finding page when they’re in the middle of a desert?!

And there it was: the ad – Nils looking for fun people to share his adventure of crossing the Atlantic.

It took a few months of chatting, before the captain made up his mind and chose the crew, but hey! Vegas turned out to be very lucky!

Hey, Captain, we’re waiting for you!

The first crew has landed in Tortola and already claimed their cabin and turned the boat upside down getting to know it.

Our initial discoveries:
– The anchor doesn’t work unless you turn it on. The switch is very well hidden.
– The dinghy engine only works when Nils is around.
– A boat makes a big difference if you want to reach good diving and snorkeling spots.
– Tortola has a significant population of roosters. They all cock-a-doodle-doo loudly, proudly and early.
– Carribean beer is very, very bad.

Today’s snorkeling trip summary:

Ship wrecks: 1
Coral reef sharks: 1
Yellowtail snapper: nobody can count to that many
Nurse sharks: 1, sleeping
Green turtles: 3
Very curious calamari: 2
Successful attempts to freediving: 4 (by Piotr)
Unsuccessful attempts to freediving: 3 (by Hania)
Sunburnt butt cheeks: 4

And I’ll never be able to comb my hair ever again?