Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 9

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 9

Christiansted, St. Croix

Louisa L.

January 17th, 2021 

On Thursday we got news that the ship was exposed to COVID, so we packed up all of our things and cleaned up the fish hold. After that we all jumped into the water to cool down and then headed to shore. 

We've been tested for Covid, and are continuing to quarantine for a few more days. We have been eating good!!! We had Schupes for dinner a few nights ago, which is our favorite! We also got some virgin pina coladas to enjoy after a stressful few days. We had class by the pool and talked about the history of Europeans coming to the Carribean. After that, we got some amazing pizza for dinner and called it a night.

Today started off slow. It was pouring in the morning and again a few hours later. As soon as the sun came out we masked up and headed to the dive shop to get our snorkels and masks. It was the perfect day for snorkeling. We headed off the boardwalk and swam out as a crew looking for creatures. The snorkeling was great!! We saw lionfish, sea urchins (that were massive), rays, turtles, and a bunch of little fish. When we got out deeper, we saw some familiar faces spearfishing. Rudy and Mahalia were looking for lionfish when we found them. Then, when we were out there it started pouring. It was so, so cool to see the warm rain come down under the water. Then we swam back to home-base and had a big pizza dinner and watched Pirates of the Carribean. So far, quarantine part 2 has been good. We miss the crew but we are happy to have each other. 

Bye for now!!

Louisa Liddle

P.S. Hi Lucy and Grace! I miss you both!!