February 19, 2021
Another day in Paradise! Today we woke up to an amazing day of new things and celebrations. It's Holly's birthday, baby! The vibe is immaculate of course! We started off with a class in the sweltering engine room, the last of our classes with Nick before our solo du-days! (scary!!) We learned about bilge pumping, using the manifold, and engine safety. Next, we welcomed CCBGVI to Roseway! I love these kiddos; we all do! They can brighten anyone's day, and watching them tackle their fears on the ratboards head on, warmed my heart! We wrapped things up by screaming "I'm a star!" into the harbor, the perfect ending to the program. Now, it was my turn to shine on the sunset sail. I was Junior Mate AKA Junior Watch Officer- for today's sail. First of many, but it was really cool to set the sails while everyone waited on my commands! I felt the stress, satisfaction, and "A-ha" moments of being First Mate today. Now we are celebrating Holly, as she deserves. She is the glue which holds us together, so, whoever reads this, you better shout her out! (Shout-out Holly! -Editor Colin) We are eating a delicious chocolate cake with a berry yummy frosting in honor of Jolly Holly. Today was a good day. One of the best for sure. Peace out people!