11/13/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Fifty Nine

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Fifty Nine

Protestant Cay, Christiansted, St. Croix

Billy B.

Finals day! This day on Roseway, a day that many of us have been dreading for a lot of the second half of the voyage, marks the end of regular classes and homework assignments that have caused us to stay up through countless sleepy hours of the night. After a wonderful yet chilly night of sleep in my hammock on deck, I was charged up and ready. Ready to get done with this school work. After breakfast we were greeted with a nice pre-finals swim call in the crystal clear waters of St. Croix. Marine Science was first, followed by Navigation and Seamanship. These swims were spread out among the day as a means to cool down and relieve all stress in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Who would’ve thought that I would ever be taking a final in my hammock with a pristine view of the surrounding countryside of St. Croix. Only on Roseway. That just shows the incredible opportunities that one aboard Ocean Classroom may experience. This voyage has brought me out of my comfort zone in so many positive ways which have allowed me to partake in life-changing activities. Sounds cheesy, but I mean it. This trio has by far been the best decision of my life. After dinner our joyful souls settled down for a classic deck movie of Finding Nemo. To find the best and most comfortable view of the projector screen, Zach and I hung my Eno hammock up from the shrouds to the foremast. With my hammock strung aggressively high in order to clear Tahg and Kara in the hammock below me we settled in for the movie. By the end of the movie most of us had dozed off and we settled in for bed. The days left aboard Roseway are coming to an end so I am making sure to cherish each one. It is sad to see this incredible adventure come to a close, but we still have another week coming up so I can’t wait. Shout out to mama Roseway for keeping us safe for the last two months.

Signing off,

Billy B.