YME decided to move on along the trail to a familiar beach about a mile away. Just as they began to turn away Nikita, our director, asked them to hold on a minute. This would be a perfect opportunity to have a discussion about the environmental problems that The Bahamas is facing. The students sat down in the gazebo and poured out their environmental concerns, talking about how they were afraid not enough of the islanders cared about the state of the oceans. After spending much time deliberating about the environmental concerns it was time to look at things from a new perspective; what can YME do about it?
After this exercise we all got up and made the mile hike to Jaws Beach, a safe distance away from the oil slick. Once at the beach everyone was more than ready to dive into the ocean and cool off from the hike. Many people spent their time jumping off the docks and enjoying themselves in the waters. Some people snorkelled along under the docks where there is more coral life when compared to the sandy beach. The dock beams act as an artificial reef to the coral and fish life, providing the 3-D structure upon which a coral community thrives.