01/11/12 - Watch A Reports In

Watch A Reports In

Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S.V.I.

Watch A: Ingrid B., Kelsey, Allie, Xueli, Zak, and Matt

After waking up for another delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes and fruit, we recited the poems that we wrote during our late night anchor watches for the group. For class we discussed "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and then went into St. John for a three mile hike in the Virgin Islands National Park. To get to the start of the trail at the top of one of the mountains, we packed ourselves into an open-air taxi which held all 23 of us, On the hike we saw mango trees, wild pineapple plants, lime trees, bay rum trees, and west Indian locust trees. The wildlife we came across included deer, mongooses, orb weavers (spiders), quail doves, and some migrating birds from Canada. We stopped for lunch at a waterfall sight with petroglyphs from around 900-1500 a.d. After, we came across ruins of a sugar mill from the 18th century. The trail took us to a beautiful beach where another boat picked us up and took a scenic route back to the Roseway where we went for a swim and showered in the ocean. When we were all clean we had some time to relax, journal about our day, read our assignment for class, and play music. There was another beautiful sunset tonight in Caneel bay that I'm sure you will see pictures of when we get back!

* We are heading to Jost Van Dyke in the morning and may not be in range for posting our ships log for a couple day, but will update as we can, at the very latest we will update on the 16th.