Location: Statia

Today we woke up to the sun shining down the companionway. We ate breakfast and were told the schedule for the day: we would finish the biology topics and have a study class for oceanography, and after lunch, we would have free time onshore, then dinner. In the bio class, we discussed artificial reefs and the pros and cons of them. We also discussed marine tourism in the same way. In oceanography, we had the chance to work on our physical oceanography questions and our group project. We then had lunch, which was sandwiches. After lunch, we all headed to shore. Some went for hikes or went into town to explore; others phoned home. We got picked up from the dock at 4:30 and showered for dinner. After dinner, we had a surprise for Collin, for it was his 19th birthday. We created a cake and a birthday card. We had free time after the birthday celebration to study, work on assignments, or watch movies.