Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 12

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 12

Christiansted, St. Croix

Teige W.

January 20, 2021 

Today we woke up pretty late at 0900. We joined Holly in her room for some delicious pineapple, coconut and guava pastries mmmm....After a short break back in our rooms, we were called back to Holly for Navigation class. We studied how to plot a point using latitude and longitude and the degrees, minutes and seconds that make them up. She assigned us each a couple buoys in the Chesapeake Bay which we then plotted. We also discussed the different symbols and abbreviations of objects on charts. After walking downtown for lunch at Toast we gathered up for a little Marine Biology talk with former Roseway crew member Brett and Taylor grew up on island and gave us local insight, not only on the marine life, but also the food. She gave us multiple different options for all sorts of delectable goodness. But that would have to wait. Because tonight is the first night of prepared meals. The catering company dropped off our food not long after the talk with Brett and Taylor ended. Although we didn't know what to expect, the gang's stomach's launched us into the food the minute it arrived. With pad thai and lasagna flying around, the crew soon found itself snuggled in Sam's room, ready to finish off the day with a little Pirates of the Caribbean. The clashing of swords and the boom of cannon fire surprisingly created an odd lullaby, as most of the crew was out cold before the end of the movie. Today was good. I'm glad.

Signing off, 

Teige Wright