March 5, 2021
This is the final wake up, we were all headed to the airport today. Some of us taking a little vacation first, others heading home. The first group said our goodbyes at 0615 to the rest of the students and some of the crew. We loaded our bags all onto the small boat and took off as we saw our last view of Roseway during sunrise. Other students had a few more hours on her before they had to leave for the airport. We had our highs and lows on this trip, some times that will stick with us for the rest of our lives. We got to experience things that few will ever get to. Between diving, voyaging, working with the Community Center for the Boys and Girls of the Virgin Islands, and exploring the Caribbean we’re all going to take something away from these 2 months. Everyone had their own ups and downs and at the end of the day we all had each other. People we weren’t close with at the beginning are now best friends and that’s something we can take back to school this spring. We all got home safely, with all of our flights on time and some coming in much earlier than expected. Some of us had our final goodbyes in the airport as we left the people we had been with for 2 months. Very bittersweet, ready to have some privacy but also going to miss waking up in the morning and having everyone right there. Whether you loved it or hated it, we all came back with a tan!
Jack Fedele AKA Mr. Fedele