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Location: Tobago Cays

This is by far the most beautiful place I have ever been. The photos truly can’t pick up this tint of blue. Today started as we wish they all do. A cheeky little Marine Biology quiz. After that bit of cheekiness, we all got into our groups for our Oceanography lab that will be taking place over the majority of the voyage. My group (Hannah and Ben) took our first samples of seawater, and we then later tested for salinity, nitrate, pH, and phosphate. I personally had to jump in the water right before I took over my responsibilities as skipper for lunchtime. I basically just asked everyone to get their stuff off the tables and to tidy up.

I never can mind a well cooked meal by our chef of the day, Alev. Once plump, the real fun began. We made our way over to an island off our bow and snorkeled for a good hour and a half. I have no idea if anyone has written this yet, but if you stay on deck for at least 15 minutes here and keep your eyes open, you’re guaranteed to see three turtles breach the surface. This is such a hotspot for turtles it’s insane. As we snorkeled, we all saw at least 15 different turtles that we were all able to identify thanks to the Marine bio test we had earlier that morning. Hannah, Zoe, and I strayed off from the masses and managed to find an octopus, which I can hopefully find a way to get a photo thrown up here. Shortly after that, I left Hannah and Zoe.

I then swam my way over to the island where we had been circling in the water. She was a small island, but we managed to make the best of her. I climbed up the rocky side that was harder than the other side everyone else climbed. After joining everyone on the top of the really small cliff, I loudly mentioned that we should all get a picture of us all together for the blog. We all agreed that we would wait for Ella to get back from exploring the bushy side of the cliff before we took it. That picture never got taken. Just imagine a really cool photo cause that’s what it would have looked like. I hopped back into the water with Jack and Evan and explored more of what the shallow waters had to offer. My personal best find of the day was a baby turtle. It wasn’t really a baby, but it was cute and small enough for me to call it a baby. Try and fight that logic. Then, after cramping in the same foot three times, the dingy picked us up, and we rode back to our home. Chicken Nuggy’s for dinner, again by the wonderful Alev. I think that’s a pretty solid wrap of the day.

To my people: I outdid myself the first time. Don’t expect nun crazy this time. I love all that I previously mentioned and those that I didn’t even mention the first time, I love you as well. I just be loving too much.

Music recommendations: This is a new section that Im making because I love music and think it’s an amazing way to convey the scenery and the environment that we are in and you are not in. Ha.
Those years are over: By Tha Sha La Das
Sweet Agnes; By Masayoshi Takanaka
If You don’t want my love: By Jalen Ngonda
Clay Pigeons: By Michael Cera
Burguesinha: By Seu Jorges
Beleza Pura: By Masayoshi Takanaka

I’m done now.

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