Location: St. Barths

Today was a very successful and eventful day. We arrived in St. Barths a little after sunrise after having great wind and making great time. After putting down the sails and setting the anchor, we had a much-needed nap until around 8:30 when we awoke and had some breakfast. Kris went off to clear us through customs, while the rest of the crew gave Ocean Star the tender love and care she deserved after our voyage up here. Once we cleared customs and moved to the dock, we had lunch followed by sailing class and shore time. We walked around the beautiful city, but most of the stores were closed in the mid-afternoon. Instead of shopping, we all had a little happy hour consisting of ice-cold sodas and waters, a delicacy most of us miss while living aboard Ocean Star. After soaking up the combined French and Caribbean culture, we headed back for a real shower onshore to get ready for our dinner plans. We went to Le Select, the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett’s song, Cheeseburger in Paradise followed by a delicious crepe at a creperie up the street. All in all, it was a great first day in St. Barths.