Location: Falmouth, Antigua

This morning started a bit differently on Ocean Star. Instead of a 7 am wakeup call and 7:30 breakfast, each of the four staff members, woke up quietly on their own between about 5:30 – 7:30. No, we didn’t have the day off today. But guess what guys! We got to start our day at 8 am instead of 7:30 am. Our primary goal of the day was to do a big BA. Believe it or not, when you are given about 24 hours to leave the boat, the priority isn’t to leave it squeaky clean, but rather to make sure everything fits into your bags and you make your flight on time. So Lolo and Steve got to work on cleaning, while Sash and I went out provisioning for the first time in about ten days. Boy, is it nice to have fresh veggies again! Things around Antigua feel pretty much the same, except there are fewer tourists about, and hand sanitizer is used much more frequently in public spaces. Steve and Lolo had made quick work of the student spaces, and we got back just in time to clean the galley, chart house, deck, and topsides. It sure is a lot easier with 16 extra sets of hands, but we managed!

After Ocean Star was sparkling again, we had a quick meeting to plan out how we are going to administer the rest of our classes online for all of you. Stay tuned for details! Argo moved over to Falmouth today, and they are anchored a short distance behind us. They invited us over for dinner, so we enjoyed a dinner of fajitas and baked apple crumble with them. It was nice to see our friends again, but we definitely miss eating dinner with all the students in the cockpit.

Goodnight friends!
Amanda, Steve, Lolo, and Sasha