Location: Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua
After the wonderful whale talk the night before, the 6 am wake up came way too quickly. Everyone was up on deck, quickly working to get the boat ready for passage. Breakfast consisted of pancakes made by Emi and cake to celebrate Janes birthday the day before. We ate while underway to Antigua. Todays sail was short, easy, and fun since we got to officially sail with no help from the engine for the first time. We arrived at the dock ahead of schedule to find a completely empty historic Nelsons Dockyard surrounded by the remains of a British fort. The rest of the day was spent giving Ocean Star a little TLC. The deck was scrubbed, everyone cleaned their bunks, and the galley was given a scrubbing. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging on the boat and a quick run to the store to stock up on candy and snacks. We finished the day with a seamanship class and giving finishing touches to our introduction paragraphs for our Oceanography research projects.
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