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Location: Nevis, St. Kitts

Hey, hey blog,

So today is day 62 (what the heck). The mere thought of this trip almost being over is going to make me sob, so let’s just skip over that for now. It was a crazy wild day here on Ol’ OStar (per usual). We started the day off with Sarah’s famous scones (picture 1). Side note- if you haven’t tried these yet, you haven’t fully lived. They are so good! After breakfast and clean up, we had double science all morning. First was Oceanography with the iconic Sam. She taught us all about fisheries (which I was especially happy about because one of my favorite things to do at home is fish with my dad). Then in marine bio, we learned about sea birds and reptiles (picture 2) with the famous Mandy. WE TALKED ABOUT TURTLES. Sunny and Alex did peak performance butts. After class, I had the sudden urge to do a backflip (which I had never done before ever), so I asked Heddy, and he taught me how. Side note Heddy is the best for teaching me. Definitely, a forever highlight, and I really appreciated it. Alexiou came on deck, and we decided to start doing backflips together (picture 3) until lunch came up. For lunch, Sarah made BLTs. The sun was shining bright, and it was very, very hot during lunch. After lunch, we cleaned up and gathered in the salon to work on our rescue diver course. Ash went over knowledge reviews for five whole chapters with us.

I’m going to interrupt this message to let you know that Fizz just juggled limes, and Heddy is teaching Savvy how to juggle right behind me at this very moment.

We then went through how to use a pure oxygen tank and then did a boat appreciation (really aggressively cleaned the boat). Savy, Fizz, and I cleaned the topsides and KILLED it. (picture 4) We used the dinghy to walk ourselves around the boat when all of a sudden our hands slipped and we, unfortunately, drifted away in the dingy, so I jumped in the water and had to swim us and the dingy back to the boat. We are all looking forward to the clean sheets and clean boat tonight. At dinner, Sarah and her sous chefs made pasta with meat sauce and Oreos for dessert! Hedrick showed off his juggling skills some more at dinner (picture 5). Anyway, that’s all for now, folks! See you again soon.
Sunny says duces.

Your favorite,
Rae C

Mom, Dad, Nacl, and Elle- heyyyy, I miss yall a ton! I am having an absolute blast, and I am sending yall virtual hugs and kisses.

P.S. – Sam here – we’ve had some technical difficulties with the ol’ bloginator, but she seems to back up and running! We’ll get the past few blogs uploaded stat – I know you’ve all been waiting on the edge of your seats.