Location: Les Saintes, Guadeloupe

We’ve been anchored off of Les Saintes islands for three days now and have definitely exhausted the little town of Terre-de-Haut of its French Pastries. Today we took our Nav Master exam, our final exam in seamanship, a clear indicator that the end is near. I don’t think anyone is complaining about not having the dark Nav Master rain cloud over their head anymore, but I think it’s a bittersweet feeling to be actually finished with one of our classes. There was a jumble of different activities going on all at once, from people wandering or posting up in a cafe onshore to some open water divers going on a wreck dive to Rob completing his final rescue certification scenarios to a silent salon with its tables scattered with charts for the exam. Everyone looked on as Rob had to save Lindsay and then Amy and then Dan as they all lost breath in real life from laughing at the havoc they were wreaking. As everyone showered and flipped and flopped waiting for dinner, the sun hid behind clouds and then peaked out from them and turned everything golden from the buildings onshore to the waves in the water. And to top it all off, there were church bells ringing from the land a truly beautiful end to the day.