Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 20

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 20

Green Cay, St. Croix

Teige W.

January 28th, 2021

Goooooooood morning from St. John, USVI. The crew was ecstatic to be surrounded by the gorgeous, mountainous islands of the Virgin Island National Park. After a quick breakfast we gathered to be ferried to a nearby beach. The four girls jumped into the first boat over and, on the way back, the small boat's outboard engine popped clean off. Yes, you read that right. The small boat's engine fell off and sank to the bottom. After shuttling the rest of the junior crew over to the beach the second small boat was used to transport Holly to the last known location of the engine. She attempted to dive to retrieve the engine but unfortunately the visibility of the water was too low to find it. Although we had lost an engine we did not let that spoil our fun on the beach. Tanning, frisbee, snorkeling and football still took place for around an hour until we were called back to prepare for our voyage back to St. Croix. As we were hauling up on the anchor, another strange thing occurred, we caught another anchor. If the weight of our own engine wasn't enough, we added on the weight of another one. We lost an engine, gained an anchor. Starboard watch, which consisted of Ang, Cam, Casten, and Jack, was up first for their four hour watch. I don't remember much about the first fours as I, and the majority of the port watch, took a nap. We woke up right before the sun began to set and began our watch, some of us were at the helm while others watched the horizon on the bow. Through our hard work, we made it back to St. Croix in one piece. Now I'm going to bed, peace.

Signing Off,

Teige Wright