Location: Gorda Sound, Virgin Gorda, BVI
The crew awoke this morning to the sounds of Bob Marley and the smell of muffins baking in the galley. It was a nice, breezy morning and a few members of the crew who slept on top of the chart house were grateful that it stayed dry all night. After a quick breakfast, we began preparing the ship to raise anchor and move on after spending two days diving in beautiful Savanna Bay.
Mid-morning we had an introduction to our Marine Biology class and a short lecture on mangroves, then we were back out on deck, pulling the anchor and proceeding into open water to work on some sailing maneuvers. It ended up being a full day of sailing; we finally broke out the jib, Ocean Star’s fourth sail, and practiced tacking for the first time. We had a quick late lunch since we were so preoccupied with sailing, which was followed by a couple of jibes before we set a course for our new anchorage. Following the usual anchor drop routine, we enjoyed a great meal of franks and beans with a beautiful sunset in the unusually quiet Gorda Sound.
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