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Location: English Harbour, Antigua

Friday morning and the ocean star crew are ready to take Antigua by storm. After a much-needed breakfast we set out to hike the Pillars of Hercules, a local notable portion of coast line that boast large cliffs suitable for hiking and climbing. It’s not hard to enjoy learning when its hands on and offers a view like that. The trails were light and easy, the water was clear as can be and the sky the perfect blue. After returning to Ocean Star we enjoyed lunch on shore, a simple pleasure and perused the marina grounds. The crew then returned to Ocean Start to continue working on our OCE projects. Late afternoon led us on a stroll up the nearby mountain, at the top a full view of Antigua and the surrounding sea takes your breath away. Down and across to the beach we continued where we enjoyed an evening of barbequing and relaxation. We enjoyed ourbarbecuebetween kicks of the soccer ball and tosses of the Frisbee. It’s nights like this where weall bond the most, laughing and joking with each other. As the dark started to settle we headed back along a simpler walk to the boat, however the fun didn’t stop there, as it never does on this trip! Upon our return to the marina we were able to experience a local fish festival with local dishes and music on the dock. All in all, this was one of the best nights out that we’ve had so far.