Jul 19, 2011
Location: Nevis to Dominica
Day 14 began at 00:01 with a practically full moon emerging from the horizon just to the north of Guadeloupe. Although the moon lit up the night sky, bioluminescence was still easily visible trailing in our wake. Night passage is by far one of my favorite times aboard Ostar. The crew seems to enjoy it as much as I do and their skills on the helm are definitely becoming fine tuned. As the sun rose Dominica was clearly visible off the port bow when I decided to drop a hand line off the stern in attempt to catch some lunch. Once we approached Roseau the water turned to a glassy deep blue and we dropped sails just in time for lunch on SeaCat’s mooring. After a quick refreshing swim everyone broke into boat appreciation teams to get Ocean Star looking pretty again after the journey from Nevis. Upon completion of BA the pool reopened and everyone got some time to chill out before the nights dinner and sailing class. Tonight’s sailing class involves a video of Irving Johnson’s trip around Cape Horn on Peking, the last sailing cargo tall ship. Irving and his wife Exy are major inspirations for this Seamester program because of their multiple circumnavigations with student crews. After a long passage and a hard days work we will all be falling asleep with smiles on our faces awaiting everything Dominica has to offer over the next few days. Two tank dive with Dive Dominica bright and early tomorrow!