Location: St. Barths
Great day after a beautiful night of sailing from Guadeloupe. The stars were in full bloom, and the sky was clear for our passage. We started the day by docking and telling the boat a bedtime story. After, we showed Ocean Star some love with a total scrub down. I think she liked it. A little shore time post ceded, and the day concluded with a beautiful pasta bake for dinner.
Once again, wise words from our lovely Heather:
Have you seen Moana? If not, please take a pause from the blog and give it a watch. I promise you won’t be disappointed! If so, I’d recommend playing How Far I’ll Go in the background to set the scene. Last night, as we sailed our way from Guadeloupe to St. Barths, the stars were filling the entire sky, the Milky Way, and countless constellations shining in full brightness. With the wind off the beam, we were making a great time and enjoying happy sails and smooth night watch shifts, including some conquering of the famous Ummmbrella game, a seriously spooky watch (ghost stories on 12-3 with watch team 2), and Freddie admitting his new found love for plankton (thanks Olivia!). In the morning, watch team 1 (and friends) get all of the sails down, and we got ready to dock, as we saw St. Barths quickly growing on the horizon. Once we were finally all settled on the dock and Freddie got us cleared in, we tucked Ocean Star into bed for the next few days and got ready for a delicious lunch of breaded tofu and rice and veggie bowls courtesy of Alaina and sous chefs Selin and Mike. 🙂 After lunch everyone jumped into a deep clean and did a great job getting Ocean Star shiny and beautiful inside and out for the dock. All of the cleanings led to much-anticipated downtime with many calls home, naps, and cafe adventures. Suspense is in the air as I type this, and everyone is finishing up cleanup and getting ready for a well-earned after-dinner ice cream expedition. Time is flying by here, but with every sail raise and drop, docking, BA, it’s clear how much the crew continues to learn.