Location: Gustavia, St. Bart
“ITS THE CIRRRRRRCLE OF LIFE, AND IT MOVES US AAAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!” Thats how this day started, with the circle of life from The Lion King playing over the speakers to awaken us. As everyone began waking up at 6:30am local time here in St. Barts, we enjoyed a series of Disney classic songs such as “Strangers Like Me” from Tarzan and “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. As everyone emerged from down below and came on deck, we realized that the weather this morning was different from what we had experienced for the majority of the trip, it was raining. Not a subtle Caribbean shower, but torrential storm like rain. We had initially planned to spend the entire day surfing… that didn’t work out. The day turned into a day of rest, relaxation and bonding amongst coworkers/ crew/ friends. We spent the morning back on the boat playing cards and watching movies like the sailing classic Captain Ron. For lunch, we had sandwiches made with fresh baguettes from the local store (loving that French influence in the local culture)!!! The sandwiches were spectacular. We then spent the afternoon exploring the town, checking out the forts on the island, learning what delicious actually means with the local crepes, and enjoying the bliss that is a fresh water shower. When we came back to the boat, we had dinner and went around in a circle answering the question: “Name something (person, place, event, etc.) that helped shape you into who you are as a person.” This let all of us share an important part of ourselves and learn more about each other on a deeper level. We now have some more free time to explore and later those who are in the advanced open water diver course will have a class. Then we will all get some sleep to prepare us for another adventurous day tomorrow.