Location: Ile Fourchue, St Barth's
After an early morning oceanography class we headed to shore to spend a few more hours in Gustavia. With a limited amount of time everyone ran around getting last minute shopping in, eating as much French food as we could and making phone calls to family members. Dinghy shuttles were arranged and we headed back to Ocean Star to 40/40 the boat and prepare for our motor to Ile Fourchue. Once things were secure we left, and about an hour later we arrived at Ile Fourchue, a small island off the northern coast of St Barth’s. With some strong winds against us we set our anchor. Following this some people went snorkeling for their oceanography research projects. We then had dinner followed by an MTE class. Later on that night we were assigned our first anchor watches. Each member was given as hour of the night to make sure our anchor was secure. These watches lead us through the night into another day of excitement.
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