11/18/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Sixty Four

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Sixty Four

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Birgit P.

I woke up as we were coming into Vieques. It was a beautiful morning with the wonderful sound of Matthew and Holly playing the Ukulele. We ate breakfast and struck sails. As soon as we were done furling, we jumped in the water and worked on our ditty bags. All morning we swam in the hot Caribbean sun. After lunch while my watch was doing dishes we started small boating people into town. We jumped off the pier a few times and laid in the sun. Shortly after we went into town and sat at a restaurant where we had some food, but more importantly cold water. Some us walked to the convenience store up the road. After that we took a last refreshing jump off the pier and headed back to the boat. We had a quick dinner, because we had a reservation to go kayak in the bioluminescent bay!!! We took the small boats back into town and took a bus to the bay. We got set up with life vests and a kayak and off we went. It was sooo cool. When our paddles hit the water it would sparkle all around it. I have never seen anything like it and it was soooooooo cool! Coming back to the boat we were all tired and I got ready for anchor watch.

I can’t believe time is flying by so fast. Soon we’ll be on a plane flying back what took us 2.5 months to sail down. It’s amazing all that I have learned on this trip and all the people I have gotten to know. It is so sad that it is almost over, but it was amazing. I will try to soak up all I can out of the next few days.