Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 18

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 18

Christiansted, St. Croix

Sam J.

January 26, 2021 

Today is the day. The rest of the Junior Crew, Holly, and I returned back to the Roseway. We started our morning at 0830, a lovely sleep-in to start our adventure. While Jolly Holly discussed business, we were delightfully informed that we tested negative for COVID, and could rejoin the crew on deck. As 6 other crew packed their things, Louisa & I grabbed our last cups of coffee and a 'bacon egg 'n chee' from Angry Nate's. We embraced ever sip of the caffeine as it was our last until we pass our headrig clearance. We packed up our things, turned in our keys, and checked out of the real world. We were checking back into the world of the sea. We walked on our usual beach walk, but stopped at the dock to rejoin our Roseway friends. As we walked across the plank to the red and black deck, angst and excitement flooded the air. Our suitcases awaited our arrival on our bunks, along with a long awaited gift from W.O.S. Our "Roseway Reds" were patiently waiting on each of our bunks for the sunset sail later in the afternoon. We did a deck wash to get her nice and pretty for our sail. We welcomed our 8 passengers at 1600 to the Roseway and underwent the best sail yet. I speak for everyone when I say it was the most fun we've had on the boat. The waves were crashing on the foredeck as I hauled in the Jib sheet. I was getting covered in water, but had the biggest smile the whole time. We helped our passengers to the dock and mustered as a whole for the first time in too long. As we wrapped up the night Nick made pizza for everyone that slapped. Not as good as New Haven, but... it was A1. 

See you soon!

Love you Mama & Steevo,

Best,

Sam Jewett