Last night we went to Bioluminescent Bay and had a great time kayaking there. This morning we woke up tired from the first night watches and enjoyed a delicious breakfast made by the fantastic chef, Della. After that we did chores and then raised the sails to set out to Culebra. This morning raising the sails was much easier than yesterday since we had a chance to practice teamwork.
Our first job after we set sail was active watch. In active watch we did bow watch to avoid colliding with other objects. We also did boat checks to make sure everything was working properly. In the next rotation we had Language Arts with Ms. Liz. We read about “The Ancient Mariner.” Then, the third and final rotation is seamanship class. We learned about points of sail and the different kinds of sailboats. Then we talked about turtles and other sea life, because we spent the afternoon at Culebra in the turtle sanctuary. There we saw hawksbill turtles, green sea turtles, stingrays, starfish, conch, and many other sea creatures. Then we motored over to the anchorage in which we are staying the night. Tomorrow we are heading out to St. Croix to explore the Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge.
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