Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 17

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 17

Christiansted, St. Croix

Louisa L.

January 25th, 2021

Today we woke up at 0715 and packed up our rooms. We then walked to the DOH to get PCR tested. There, we saw the crew getting tested as well. After getting tested we walked back to the hotel and stopped at our favorite bakery to pick up some treats. We got turnovers, coconut drops, donuts and some of us got tamarind ice pops! We also made a quick stop for some coffee, which was delicious, as well. We came back to the hotel and mustered during lunch. We made a game plan and then walked to the office to do a class on the make-up of waves. It was a really cool lesson, and it was nice to have a change of scenery for class. After a good class, we all headed to the beach! We stopped at the cat sanctuary on the way there, and pet a bunch of cute little cats. When we got to the beach (that we call the Dog Bless beach) we immediately jumped in. The water was super warm and the sun was out! The boys went snorkeling, and Sam got stung by a sea urchin. His sting looked pretty crazy, but he was fine. We stayed at the beach for a while and enjoyed the salt breeze and sunshine. We also met a sweet dog that gave all of us a lot of love. After a nice time at the beach, we packed up our towels and headed back to the office to work on some homework and classwork when we had WiFi. Most of us finished up our creature features that we did of the animals we had seen on our dive earlier this week. When we had all finished our work we walked back to the hotel. On the way we made a spontaneous stop at our favorite restaurant, Shupes and got some dinner. We ate dinner and finished the night with a big game of cards. Not a bad way to end quarantine pt. 2!!

Adios and Dog Bless,

Louisa Liddle