Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 46

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 46

Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas

Cam M.

February 23, 2021 

I awoke at 0700 to Jack's wakeup and the sound of the main engine. I get up on deck at around 0725 to jump on hauling lines as everyone had started hauling away on the peak and throat halyards of the mainsail. Fern raised the anchor as Capt. Wells put us in forward. Myself and the crew frantically ran around deck securing loose lines and manning the sheets. Once we got headsails up and trimmed we sailed away from Culebrita. Once things had settled we got to breakfast as the sea state grew to 5-6 feet. After an amazing Arepas based breakfast we were broken up into our watch groups which were 4 hours long. I ran to the foredeck to admire the beauty of Culebrita and its surrounding islands. We got into our Buccaneer/pirate presentations at 0900 which was a huge success underway. Once everyone had ran through their presentations we got back to watch where I took over at the helm on course to St. Thomas. At 1200 we were relieved by starboard watch and I went below to get some trolling lures ready. After, I set up some hand lines. I took a nap and when I woke up we were in Lindbergh Bay, St. Thomas. Port watch got ready for the beach as starboard watch furled and set the anchor. We lowered the small boats in the blue water. We were all shuttled to the beach by Susz and enjoyed some much deserved beach time. At 1730 we got back to the boat and enjoyed an amazing burrito dinner prepared by master chef Adam. We ate dinner and got into anchor watches for the night.

See ya,

Cam McAuliffe