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01/21/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 11

Christiansted, St. Croix

All hands, anchor watch journal

This has been an experience that I will not soon forget. From island time, to sailing voyages, the past 12 days flew by. There have been so many great experiences and people along the way. The crew was upbeat, positive, and always happy to help. The beaches were beautiful and the…

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01/20/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 10

Austin

Today we were awoken by a delightful retention of tunes from Moana and a beautiful seascape awakened us, as always. After breakfast and chores, we set out on a quest to find some sea turtles below the surface. With masks, snorkels, and flippers equipped, we motored out to a popul…

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01/19/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 9

Culebra, Puerto Rico

Hannah

Today we spent all day sailing. Breakfast was spent in calm waters, but unfortunately once we got further out to sea some of the students started to feel sea sick. On the plus side, however, the crew was quick to get us help and make us feel better as soon as possible. While sail…

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01/18/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 8

Buck Island, St. Thomas

Oliver

We awoke this morning to a calm sea in Maho Bay on the west side of St. John. We fueled up for our hike down the Reef Bay Trail with peach pancakes. After consuming our breakfast, we prepared ourselves for the hike. Our hike was proceeded by a beautiful open taxi ride up the Reef…

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01/17/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 7

Maho Bay, St. John

Kelly

Today we spent the entire day anchored. After breakfast, we had class and discussed one of the slave narratives we have been assigned for reading. This reading as a great jump start into our first activity of the day which was hiking to the ruins of a sugar plantation. When we ar…

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01/16/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 6

Cruz Bay, St. John

Natalie

Today was a wonderful, windy, Wednesday. In such, the wind was truly on our side for some lovely sailing from Peter Island to St. John. After hardy oatmeal to start our day, the Luther students and crew alike raised sails and set off. Snorkel number two this morning consisted of …

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01/15/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 5

Norman and Peter Islands, BVI

Lilly

This morning we snorkeled at the caves. It was AMAZING! We saw lots of sea urchins, sergeant majors, yellow tail snappers, and many other types of fish. I saw a very cool creature that was open and flowing in the water but if anything got too close it could scrunch itself up to b…

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01/14/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 4

Tortola, BVI

Peter

It seems crazy how only a few short days can feel so long while out sailing. The hours feel like days, the days feel as though they are weeks, so on and so on. Without a watch or phone by my side, so far my only indication to find what time it is by myself is to look how far the …

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01/13/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 3

Virgin Gorda, BVI

Gavin

As we awake to the sun beating down upon the lapis sea, a new day began for us. As time goes on, we are falling into a very regular routine; sails before breakfast, learning opportunities bisected by lunch, the afternoon dominated by an excursion, and chores at meal-based interva…

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