After our first full night of sailing, the crew was ready to do it all over again today. Despite it being a rough day for those of us who were feeling the effects of seasickness, it was still an irreplaceable feeling to be out at sea and to be putting to practice all that we had learned in our first week on Ocean Star. The day went by in a cycle of Watch Team shifts, 3 hours on and 6 hours off. We all took turns keeping watch, doing boat checks, and even being on the helm!
Spending the entire day at sea today was our first experience of seeing Ocean Star and its crew in full operation. The feeling of solidarity between the entire crew, the immense appreciation for Ocean Star, and all the beautiful views made today a really incredible day. At the end of the day, we were all exhausted, sweaty, and cold from the rain. But we all jumped to our feet when we heard “all hands on deck!” and we began the process of taking down sails and anchoring…we had finally reached Nevis! The crew got ready for some well-deserved rest after that in preparation for our excursions in Nevis tomorrow.