We started researching our vacation and decided to book a charter on the Guiding Light. Then my daughters suggested I should really know how to swim if I was going to spend a week on a boat. We wanted to have a snorkeling emphasis for our trip, so swimming would be important. I signed up for lessons in January to be ready for our vacation in late April. I started the week using a noodle but quickly gained confidence, and by the third day, no longer needed it. Knowing how to swim really opened up a whole new world for me. I hung out with turtles on Buck Island, swam from the boat to the shore of The Baths, snorkeled a shipwreck, and made friends with a barracuda. My sincere thanks to Captain Shane for the experience of snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. And for giving me the opportunity to change my nickname from Noodle to Noodle-No-More.