Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 51

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 51

Christiansted, St. Croix

Kara H.

February 28, 2021

Today started out with a much needed and appreciated sleep-in after the excitement filled voyage back to Christiansted yesterday. Some of us used that free time to journal, work on our ditty bags, or get as much sleep as possible. After having a relaxing and productive morning we ate lunch and transferred over to the dock. We did a deck wash (our first in a while) and made the boat all set for the Green Cay Yacht Club to sail tonight. Shortly after the Jr. Crew gathered our things and any work we had and walked over to the World Ocean School office. We realized once we got there no one remembered to bring the sail thread for our ditty bags so we couldn't work on those. Instead we watched School of Rock! Which was word for word excitedly commentated by Sam and Adam. Also Adam went and bought us all delicious pizza during the movie so shout out to him for that! After the movie ended we all talked about our favorite and least favorite moments on the trip so far. We walked back and caught the dock lines from the sail and went back to the mooring. We ate dinner and ate the best banana bread I've ever eaten and most of the Jr. Crew prepared for our Marine Bio finals that we'll be presenting tomorrow. We all came up with a class to teach on a topic we have learned about. Louisa and I did ours on the "Life cycle of a plastic water bottle" and how microplastics are affecting our oceans. I'm excited to see what other groups come up with! I also can't believe we only have 5 days left in sunny St. Croix!

Off to the last few adventures,

Kara Hort