Location: Great Harbour Peter
Our last passage came to a close this morning as Ocean Star made way through round rock passage at 06:17 this morning. We have finally returned to the British Virgin Islands for the last days of our trip, and we are all very excited to be back. Our anchor dropped in the early hours of the morning right off of Virgin Gorda, and the crew was treated to a delicious chocolate chip pancake breakfast to fuel us for the busy day ahead. Our first adventure: “The Baths, a beautiful structure of giant boulders and cool pools to climbing through and splash around in. After climbing through huge boulders and narrow crevices, some of us stumbled across the hollow rock you can swim under and peek your head into. Others climbed upward to find the jumping rock and flew off into the ocean. Once noon hit, we were back aboard Ocean Star, and we quickly hoisted anchor so that we could motor over to Salt Island. We ate lunch on the way to our new destination and cleaned up just in time to drop anchor. We spent the afternoon diving the wreck of the Rhone, a ship that sank in 1867 and has become a national park in the BVI’s. Once everyone got the chance to explore the three pieces of the wreck, we headed over to Great Harbor Peter, picked up the mooring ball, and sat down for dinner as we took in the familiar place around us. With bellies full of delightful eggplant Parmesan, we prepare for the last OCE review tonight, as our final exam approaches tomorrow morning. Tomorrow marks the looming end of our trip with the beginning of our final exams! Wish us luck.