11/16/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Sixty Two

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Sixty Two

Maho Bay, St. John


Dear voyage log,

It’s crazy to think that this is my final voyage log entry. Exactly one week from today I will be boarding a plane and flying back home. Time has flown by. Currently we are anchored in Maho Bay in St. John and it is absolutely gorgeous. My day began bright and early for muster and breakfast setup. My watch had breakfast cleanup so we cranked out the dishes and galley cleanup because after we would be able to go into town!

We took small boat rides over to Cruz Bay in search for food. Liv, Kerri and I walked around and found a cute breakfast place by the water. It was only 09:45 and the sun was strong! Even though we had already eaten on the boat, our sweet tooth’s were kickin so we ordered pancakes. At least three times during our meal people came up to us because we “were Roseway.” This has been a common theme I noticed while in the Caribbean. Oh my gosh we are in the Caribbean! Sometimes I have to remind myself because it’s surreal. Anyways soon we were back on Roseway for a quick motor sail over to Maho Bay! We arrived on a beach and sorted through all the gear. I went with Chloe as my snorkel partner and we swam out into the very clear water. There were small schools of fish and a sting ray. After about 20 minutes in the water, someone said they saw a turtle! There it was! Five feet swimming below was a giant turtle! It was so cute and I immediately thought about how much my family would love this. I swam with it for another 10 minutes and it was easily the highlight of my day. The rest of the beach day I tanned and swam and did handstands and the same over and over. It was so amazing and made me question that this was actually school. Soon the sun began to set and we took small boats back to the Roseway. Lizzie made asparagus, chicken, and rice for dinner. Shortly after we had an all hands talk which went well followed by a game of adventure island. It was girls night to sleep on deck and Tahg was nice enough to let me borrow his hammock for the night. Per usual the beach day (which was awesome) made me very tired so I was soon fast asleep! Fast asleep outside on a schooner, in the warm Caribbean!! Ah what a dream. I hope to make the very most of the days to come!

See you soon mom & dad, love you

- Jaimes