Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 25

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 25

Christiansted, St. Croix

Louisa L.

February 2, 2021

We woke up this morning to breakfast sandwiches!! An absolute win! We finished up our delicious breakfast to hop right into chores. We quickly got everything done, and started a lesson with Mahalia on microplastics. We learned the harmful effects of plastic on our oceans and watched a really cool documentary on plastics called Smog on the Sea, featuring Jack Johnson. I recommend giving it a watch for sure! It was beyond sobering to see how plastics are killing our beautiful oceans. We also talked about ways to eliminate more plastic waste, which we practice on the boat. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle! We swam later on, and practiced our can openers! Sam got the biggest splash for sure! Adam made us a great lunch, and then we started deck wash and preparing for sail. We greeted our guests and set sail for our sunset sail. It was a perfect sail, with lots of wind for us to go FAST! After the sail we came together for an amazing pasta dinner. After dinner we went for a night swim and later went fishing for tarpon. We caught no fish, but had a great time. We hung up our hammocks and relaxed as a group and shared stories and laughs. Overall, a great day in Christiansted.

Bye for now,

Louisa Liddle