Location: Les Saintes
Today we completed a short but very nice sail-day. We made it from Portsmouth, in Dominica, to Les Saintes, averaging a speed of about 9 knots, which is probably our best so far. Yes, Dominica and Les Saintes are only 25 miles apart. And, yes, the winds were with us for the whole passage. But these are no reasons to hide the fact that we rocked today.
We started the day with Oceanography class, where we discussed the results from the estuary lab we completed yesterday. After discussing salinities and temperatures we moved on to passage prep. Since everybody onboard is getting more and more accustomed to the boat we were ready and in our way in no time. Once we left the bay, and the shadow of the island, Ocean Star picked up the winds that swiftly brought us to the second French island we visit in our voyage.
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