01/12/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 2

Luther College 2019: Day 2

Jost Van Dyke, BVI


Thirty-six hours has gone by and it feels like we’ve been here for a week. Endless amounts of information has been pooling onto us since the second we boarded the Roseway in St. Thomas. I think we all can agree we went to bed that first night feeling completely overwhelmed and unsure with what these next couple weeks will bring. Within thirty minutes of our 7:30 am wake up call, we came together, raised the sails, and began our trek to Jost Van Dyke. Words cannot describe the beauty of these views. Views that one can truly appreciate aboard this historical landmark. I’ve never been so excited for a first day of class. Discussing the voyages of the Vikings during a warm island rain shower really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We began heading toward the Bubbly Pools. The first wildlife sighting we saw was an endless number of wild goats, which makes this excursion a win. Water has never felt so good after a day full of sailing. We ended this day trip on the beach watching the sunset.

After eating another quality meal by Nick and doing our nightly chores, we began to bring the night to a close. By far, my favorite thing to do is lay on the deck and watch the stars. We witnessed 12 shooting stars last night, which makes us believe we saw a meteor shower!

Everyone has survived their first night watch. Our prompt was to write a sailor’s song to the tune of our desired song. Our late night wake up call seemed to bother no one because the “Cupid Shuffle” and “Livin’ on a Prayer” has never sounded so good. Now we’re off to Virgin Gorda.