Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 26

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 26

Frederiksted, St. Croix

Sam J.

February 3, 2021

Good Morning ship's log! Today we set the main, fore, and headsails at 0800! We took off from Christiansted to Frederiksted with chores underway. We scrubbed, sponged, swept, and Simple-Greened the boat with alacrity. Excited for the day ahead, we finished chores in 20 minutes flat. With winds in our sails, we were moving at 6 knots on the dot. We split into our watch groups to cover the deck as the other group got well deserved rest. I speak for everyone when I say the mood is all time high when underway. Kara, Louisa, Teige and I rotated from lookout, to helm, to boat check and finally being idle. Each station has its key aspects to keep the boat shipshape. After eating Adam's delicious lunch, we went on a tour with George Jr. around Frederiksted. We were expecting Frandelle but, with no doubt, he brought the energy. The tour was beautiful and we had a great guide to show us around. It's day 6 of 100 push-ups-a-day as Kara and I are on a roll. I can't see us slowing down anytime soon! We finished our 100 on the new mural surrounding the pier. We returned to the ship to a delicious dinner prepared with love. As we reflected on the tour over dinner, we were sad to hear we were leaving tomorrow afternoon. However, we were informed we would snorkel (Rudy just splashed me with water) at the coolest spot in St. Croix!

See you soon people!

Sam Jewett