Location: Sandy Island, Carriacou
This morning was kick-started by the sounds of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and zucchini bread (because bananas are bad luck) made by the chefs the night before. After clean up, we hopped in the dinghy to meet our taxi driver, Lincoln (Linky), for a tour of the island of Carriacou. He was incredibly informative, showing us various lookouts and villages around the island, including one village that builds traditional wooden boats by hand.
We returned to Ocean Star for a scrumptious lunch of black bean and corn quesadillas. The crew promptly raised the anchor after lunch, and we were on our way to our new anchorage protected by Sandy Island, just two and a half miles away. The afternoon included some optional beach time on the picturesque Sandy Island. The students who went ashore spent time exploring, snorkeling, and playing various sports (admittedly not very well), while others stayed on board to study for our first Marine Biology exam that is coming up this evening. Shower time quickly turned into a backflipping contest with even some staff members joining in! As the crew waited patiently for dinner, chatting it up and watching the sunset, a couple of lucky students got to strap in and climb the ratlines to enjoy a view from the crow’s nest. A quick meal of stir-fry was followed by a hilarious squeeze question in which the crew was asked to act out the noise that their “spirit animal” makes. Now the crew has scampered off for some last-minute cramming before our aforementioned test. Wish us luck!