Location: Galleon Beach, Antigua
This is day six of 80 on Ocean Star.
Today started off with some lovely bagels at brekkie to power us up for later getting the sails up for the first time with Drew. We also learned how to get around the many lines (ropes) on the boat and the art of tying sailor’s knots with Drew, Meghan, and Freddie.
It was a beautiful sunny day, so we enjoyed some time on the deck after lunch, which was pasta salad. Then, it was time to hop into the water for our 3rd and 4th open water scuba dive. I was really nervous since I didn’t manage to go for two dives the previous day due to some pressure problems with my ears, so I couldn’t equalize. Thanks to Meghan and her calm words, I successfully completed two 20-minute dives with the rest of the group today, and let me tell you, the underwater world never gets old. We were greeted by a little stingray before heading down to an old anchor that hosts lots of marine life, such as lionfish, butterflyfish, and a shy little octopus. It was beautiful!!!
The certified divers (Ally, Miguel, and Amelia), as well as Claire and Gigo, went exploring the hiking trails close by here near English Harbour and saw some baby goats.
We’re slowly getting into the routine of having boat showers on deck and rinsing off in the ocean while watching the gorgeous sunset after diving. Today, Miguel accompanied us with his DJing skills, which was a great load of fun!
Our wonderful chef Ally and her sous chefs Drew and Max prepared a Chicken Caesar salad with baguettes and lentils for dinner. All of the dishes today were absolutely delicious. At this point, I want to give a huge shoutout to Heather for getting all of the food we need to provision for the next couple of weeks. Heaving up the food into the kitchen from the dingy was a great load of fun and proved that we’ve already got that teamwork thing going pretty well.
It’s been a great day on lovely Ocean Star, and it is coming to an end with some light rain and cleaning up. We will probably head down and finish watching Pirates of the Caribbean. Fitting, isn’t it?
Tomorrow is a big day for us here on deck, but that’s a story for tomorrow’s blog. 🙂
Mimi, Babisko, Defne und Sinimini falls ihr das liest, ich hab euch ganz dolle lieb und vermisse euch ganz dolle!