Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 53

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 53

Christiansted, St. Croix

Ang A.

March 2nd, 2021

Hello from Christiansted! We started our morning off with a quick shift to the dock so that we could start our field day. When you hear the words field day you were probably not thinking the same thing so let me clarify. Our field day consisted of thoroughly cleaning the galley, salon, and deck. We tore it all apart and cleaned/organized everything which sounds like a lot. It was. Although it was a huge chunk of work we all worked together and got it done. Now let me tell you about our real adventure of the day. After eating lunch, swimming, and relaxing for a bit we headed over to Salt River Bay for a night kayaking tour.* Before we knew it we were all in our kayaks zooming around the bay; it was awesome. My kayak buddy was Kara and we were having the best time pedaling around and even going under a catamaran. Then our group headed over to the Bioluminescent Bay after exploring the mangrove forest. At the Bay we saw so much bioluminescence in the water and it was so awesome. Kara even caught a Moon Jelly and we got to touch it. Then when we were heading back Kara and I were pedaling and the next second we were in the water. Our kayak completely capsized after we got T-boned by Jack and Cam. Although the rest of the ride back was cold (and trust me, I'm still cold writing this) it was still such an amazing memory that I will always look back on and laugh. Only two more full days left and we are going out with a bang. Signing off one last time.

Forepeak Closed

Ang Arcidi

P.S. Can't wait to see you Sagerrr

*Once we got to the Bay we instantly became friends with the cutest puppy, Marley who loved all the attention. She was so cute and loved giving us kisses.