Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 22

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 22

Christiansted, St. Croix

Cam A.

January 30, 2021

I woke up to the sound of rainfall on the butterfly doors of the fish-hold. We started off the morning with marine bio and some cereal. I finally had a good night of sleep after 2 days on watch. We learned about red tides, different acidities as well as how to test for pH in freshwater, saltwater, and brackish water. After class we were allowed to hang/sleep for a little but. Me, Jack, and Sam ended up fishing for a little. We caught two crevalle jack and hooked into a huge barracuda which we lost. We headed over to the park at 1400 and got dropped off from the small boat. Once we got to port we walked over to the park a few blocks away. Everyone got their energy out playing frisbee, throwing a football or playing basketball. Once everyone had sufficient time at the park we walked back to port and got ready to load the small boats. Since losing a motor at St. John we were down to one small boat so we ended up waiting around for a bit. Once we were all aboard Roseway we had some time to get ready for a new and improved Saturday's best on Sunday. We cleaned off before getting ready for dinner. Susanna made us a birthday feast for Cafferty's birthday which was hot dogs, fries and cake. We ate on deck and sang Cafferty happy birthday. After dinner we got together in the salon for Captain Ron, a movie no one had heard of but it turned out to be a hit. After movie night everyone settled into their bunks.

Fair Winds,

-Cam McAuliffe