01/10/12 - Watch C Reports from Caneel Bay

Watch C Reports from Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay, St. John

Watch C: Mary, Aubrey,Caitlin, Jordan, and Jeffrey

After hour-long anchor watches throughout the night where each group wrote a stanza of a poem, we awoke to a wonderful breakfast of egg and bacon sandwiches. We discussed "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" during class, and then we set sail for Cruz Bay.

A lunch of broccoli cheese soup was eaten underway, and when we reached our destination, we disembarked on the dinghies for the mainland of St. John. We spent the afternoon exploring the town and partaking of the various luxuries of civilization, including indoor plumbing and air-conditioning. A wise smoothie man imparted to us some life advice--"The man who digs the hole is a respectable idiot. The man who knows why he is digging the hole is the boss. Always know why you are doing what you are doing."

After some shopping for souveniers, we enjoyed lounging around on dry land and watching the free-roaming chickens. We headed back to the boat for some swimming and free time, ate a fabulous dinner of baked penne and fresh bread, finished up our evening chores, and headed to bed.