Location: Gallows Bay, St Eustatius
It’s hard to believe but today we went on one of our last hikes of the trip! After fueling up with an oatmeal breakfast prepared by Devi and Peyton we headed to shore. We walked up the steep eroding cliffs and through the quite town of Oranjestad where we saw more visible destruction from the hurricanes. At the edge of town we found the trailhead to Quill National Park. We hiked up and up careful not to step on any hermit crabs along the way. Finally, we reached the rim of the giant volcanic crater. At this point half of our group decided to return back to town for some free time and the other half of the group continued to hike up the Mazinga Trail to the highest point of Statia. At 600 meters up we were graced with breathtaking views of Statia. In the distance we could see Saba, St. Kitts, and Nevis. After taking in the vistas we returned back down to Oranjestad where we stopped for some cold drinks before doing a little exploring of the peaceful little town. The town had narrow cobble stone roads and many historic buildings. We found ourselves at Fort Oranje which overlooked Gallows Bay where the S/Y Ocean Star sits. Tired from our hike we continued down to the dock where we found the rest of our crew waiting. Back on the Ocean Star we had some free time before dinner that was spent showering, napping, and studying. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset while we dined on veggie curry. After dinner and clean up we had Oceanography with Steph. It was another great day here in the Caribbean. Tomorrow we head for Saint Barts, hopefully it will be a nice day for sailing.
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