Nov 8, 2009
After waking up from a well deserved night sleep we took part in an Ocean Biology class which involved a strange stampede of students wanting to use their laptops in order to input data into Microsoft excel. After said event we were allowed to explore Antigua, which has many offerings. Right off of the boat we find ourselves surrounded by historical British buildings and the remnants of an old fort, which some took the time to hike to, as well as to enjoy the beach nearby. Others walked to nearby Falmouth to take in the other boats (including a schooner owned by Dutch royalty) and contact their loved ones. The day was easy going for the crew of the Ocean Star, and soon we were preparing for a leisurely night out. Of course there was a half mile hike that was taken into account by most of the crew, except possibly some of the ladies who were doomed to a fate of wearing make up and dresses through thirty minutes of traversing an upward trail to Shirley Heights. Disheveled, sweaty, and proud we emerged from woods into the gaze of much more people than we are used to seeing. Upon socialization with these dryer and more cleanly people we found a diverse group here for many things, from boat races, to weddings, and even retirement from the FDNY. The serenade of reggae renditions of mustang sally and come together were the tunes that faded with sun as well as another day upon this voyage.