Location: Charlestown, Nevis

Hello Friends,

Today was a busy day aboard Ocean Star. Wakeup was at 7:00, and the sounds of everyone’s favorite song, Cheeki Breeki, filled the air. Today was the first day that both the students and staff were on the same job wheel. This meant that today was the first day that meals were being prepared by a student. The day started with a breakfast of blueberry muffins and honeydew in our foul weather gear. Afterward, we had a Marine Biology class in the salon. After class, we got ready to sail to Nevis. On the way, we practiced a man overboard drill. Although it was our first time running through the procedure, we successfully recovered our dive flag (who was the man that went overboard). The rest of the sail to Nevis was fairly uneventful, but it was sunny with just a little sea spray to cool us down. Lunch was a bit late due to the man overboard drill, but head chef Gus managed to pull together some awesome cheese quesadillas with salsa. Lunch was followed by Oceanography class. After class, we changed our sheets and organized our bunks. Everyone was excited to have some jump-in showers. I attempted to do a super cool front flip and under-rotated on the flip and back-flopped into the water. That stung a bit. Right as our showers were coming to a close, we saw to giant double rainbows above the island of Nevis. This might have been one of the most spectacular sights to ever exist. Dinner was sloppy Joes (which Gus pulled off [with the help of about five other people]). We are currently doing clean-up from dinner and will have a Seamanship class soon.

It’s been fun, but I have to go to class,
Matthew M.