Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 6

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 6

Point Udall, Christiansted, St. Croix

Ang A.

Sunday, January 10, 2021 

If you were to ask me which day has been my favorite, even though we've only been here for 4 days today would have definitely been my answer. We started our morning off like all the other ones, with a knock on our door from Holly. Except this was at 0545 not 0730. You're probably wondering why the heck we were getting up so early on a Sunday and trust me I was asking myself the same thing. But we were heading to Point Udall to see the sunrise. As we shuffled out of our rooms half awake we grabbed our stuff and made our way over to the east end of the island. As we drove through the empty streets of Christiansted we were getting more and more excited as we saw the sky start to get lighter with hints of pink in the clouds. Once we got to the Point we sat on a stone wall and watched the sun poke through the clouds and dance on the water. Not trying to sound cheesy but it literally looked like a scene from a movie. As the view got better we were getting hungrier so we enjoyed some nice OJ and amazing banana chocolate chip muffins, courtesy of our B&B. Once the sun had finished putting on a show for all of us it was time for a morning swim. We hiked down to the beach and stopped to take a few pictures at the most amazing cliff with waves crashing right below us. Don't worry it's not as nerve racking as it sounds. After finishing up at the cliff we finally made it down to the beach and of course we were all in the water as soon as we dropped our bags. The water was a perfect way to fully wake us up and we were all enjoying it together! More sunshine, snorkeling, and sunscreen filled my time at the beach and sitting in the sand enjoying the breeze coming off the water was amazing. Everything felt surreal. Once we got back to the B&B we went for a swim in the pool and then ate lunch. After that we spent the afternoon relaxing and catching up on our work. We got dinner at around 1900 and dressed up for our first Sunday Best while enjoying burgers, fries, wings, and of course each other's company. Tomorrow is finally the big day. The energy is high and everyone is so excited to finally get on Roseway. I can't wait to see where this adventure takes us and I am so excited to see how we all grow, learn, and share new memories.

Fair Winds,

Ang Arcidi