Location: Nevis

After about 30 hours of round-the-clock sailing, the Ocean Star and its crew finally arrived in Nevus. It was beautiful and sunny when we first arrived, but the weather quickly changed to a brief downpour which left us all pretty wet. The rain didn’t stop us, though, and we continued working on the ship to take down sails as we came into the port. Once we were securely moored, we all gave the ship some BA (boat appreciation) which was well needed after the 30 hours trip it took through all the wind, rain, and waves up to 8 feet. Once finished with all our work, everyone quickly rushed off the shore to explore Charlestown. The town is quite small, and just has little shops along a few streets, and that’s about it. It is very nice though, and you really get a local feel, certainly not a touristy place. The town sits below a large mountain that is hidden in the clouds, which we will be hiking soon! Stepping off the ship after 30 hours at sea was quite an adjustment. We still felt like we were moving back and forth even though we were all on land. Many were happy, though, to be on dry ground after the rough seas, which some took better than others. After exploring the town, we went back to the boat where we enjoyed a nice Mexican dinner which tasted very good. Later tonight, we will explore the town some more and celebrate the fact that we safely made it to Nevis when at times, we thought we might not through all the rain and, for some, the sickness. In all, though, the trip was worth it because the island is beautiful and certainly like no other island seen yet.