Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 43

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 43

Christiansted, St. Croix

Kara H.

February 20, 2021

Today started off with a quiet morning, we had a sleep-in until 1000 and enjoyed a yummy breakfast of pancakes. Shortly after we got ready for the day and mustered before going into the salon with Cap to finish our voyage planning. We spent the time planning looking at wind direction and wave height and how that affects our sailing speed and point of sail. By the end we had a rough schedule of where we will anchor and how we'll spend our time and by the end we all felt the excitement and anticipation for the voyage. After that we had some down time, Sam and Cam went spear fishing and caught 3 fish! The rest of the crew swam, fished and enjoyed the sunshine. We shifted to the dock shortly after and did a deck wash and prepared for the Music at the Mooring event that was happening later that evening. Then the Jr. Crew gathered our masks and fins and were driven 35 minutes across the island to Frederiksted for NIGHT DIVING!! We sat in the park outside the pier that we would be diving under and waited for the sun to go down before we met Paul and Margie at the dive shop. We got our tanks and BCD's and walked over to the pier. The dive was incredible, we all had flashlights and saw sleeping turtles, a seahorse, a pufferfish and a ton of colorful fish and coral. We then dried off, said goodbye to Frederiksted and made it back to Roseway to end the night happy and so excited for the start of our voyage tomorrow.

Off to more adventures,

Kara Hort