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Summiting under one hour!

Dec 3, 2005

Location: Saba
Author: Chantale
This morning we woke up to the lovely smell of the pecan pie coffee cake baked by Sarah. After breakfast we braved the swells and got dropped off on the beach to start our ascent of Mount Scenery. Several attempted to make the hike from sea level all the way to the summit (almost 3000 ft) under one hour, and those who did started off the steep steps in a full run. The hike was demanding but awesome, and Mark made it to the summit in 56 minutes, quite possibly a Sea-mester record! After the hike, most of us made our way to the town of Windward side for lunch, and then went to visit Jo Bean and make or buy glass beads. We were all back on board by 3pm and got Near Enough ready for our last night passage, back to the BVIs. As has been the case for the last few passages on Near Enough, shipmates led the passage and stood their own watch. We pulled the bimini back to enjoy the star-filled sky on our nice beam reach.