Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 13

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 13

Christiansted, St. Croix

Ang A.

January 21, 2021 

Another long, good, sunny day in Christiansted is how I would describe today. Although it was a little bit earlier- it seems like whenever I'm writing a daily log we also are up early- anyways, I was woken by the sound of Holly's signature knock on my door at around 0645. I got up, got ready for the day and packed my backpack. We were headed for the Dive Shop. Our morning started in the water. Using the ocean aka the big swimming pool for marine science class has started to become a favorite trend of mine for this trip... so far. We got to the Dive Shop and before I knew it we were in the water with all of the gear on. Today we mostly did different skills and were in shallow water but the next few dives are where things should start to get interesting. After diving we got back to our hotel and had an hour to freshen up and eat lunch before getting small-boated to Roseway!!! I know. Pretty exciting. We got to go sailing today (with our masks on of course) and it was such a great feeling to step back on the boat and spend time with the crew. I missed it all so much and it had only been a week. Kinda crazy. We went out maybe 3 miles because the blackwater had to get pumped. [AKA the poop] But it was great to be able to be back with our sailing buddies, mine was Davi who's so awesome, and just get back in the swing of things! Getting to familiarize myself with everything felt so great and finally being able to name all the lines felt good too. Finally, we ended our day with a muster in Holly's room about the next few days and then we were all headed off to bed at 2100.

Fair Winds & Following Seas

Ang Arcidi