Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 55

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 55

Christiansted, St. Croix

Casten C.

March 4, 2021

Final day here in St. Croix. We woke up at 0715 for the last time all together. We got up on deck for a breakfast of breakfast burritos which were delicious. After doing dishes and morning chores, we began field day part 2. Starting by packing up all of our stuff and clothes before taking all of our beds and mattresses apart to clean. We swept, scrubbed, sprayed, munged and reorganized every inch of the fish hold, our home for the past 2 months. We even replaced the moldy diapers! It was a long and sweaty 3 hours of straight cleaning and sweating before eating a lunch of sandwiches and veggies with hummus. Right after, we went to town for some shopping before we leave. First stop, my favorite stop, Sonya's Jewelry Store. We all (the girls) bought matching hook bracelets, which are traditional Cruzan bracelets very prominent in the culture. We were all so happy to get these new souvenirs. We stopped at a tourist shop, Purple Papaya as well as a surf shop, long awaited. We got back to the boat for a quick dip and tanning (last bits of fun) before a deck wash in our swimsuits. Last deck wash! We changed into our Reds for the last time for the last sunset sail. This sail was super relaxing, with a beautiful sunset and calm waters. It was so much fun running the sail by ourselves for the final time. After dropping off the passengers, we had a muster, where at the end, all the Junior Crew jumped off the side of the boat in clothes as the final send off. Wet and dripping, we came on deck and had an AMAZING dinner of BBQ brisket, mac and cheese, (which was literally the best I've ever had), and cornbread with salad. We had clean up then....SWIZZLE (talent show). There were so many amazing acts ranging from singing to skits to poetry and exotic dances. So much fun. We had fruit juices and key lime pie and everybody hung out as a group for the last time. Such an amazing experience with the best people. Love you all!

Last time,

Good luck Charlie,

Casten Crosby