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Location: Falmouth, Antigua

Our day on Vela started out with cereal for breakfast. After we did our clean up jobs, Adelaide’s dive group went out to finish up their last open water dives for their certifications! Mackenzie was super excited to see a flounder during the dive. Mady, Andrea, Sonnet, Drej, and Anthony had a scheduling meeting after breakfast to help plan out our next week and then the rest of us who weren’t diving worked on learning and practicing knots with Shona. We then had some free time before lunch and a lot of people decided to study. Lunch was a delicious pasta salad made by our chef team of Shona, Bennitt, and Katelyn, but was quickly interrupted by pouring rain. We hurriedly passed the food back down and huddled under the canopy which did very little with the horizontal rain. After lunch, we had a leadership class with Calum in which Will and Bennitt taught us about the changing nature of leadership. We also listened to more songs to add to our playlist. After leadership, we had seamanship with Shona and reviewed for our test which is in just a few days. Once we finished classes today, the chefs got to work on dinner, some of us went free diving, and we got ready to move back to Falmouth. We ate dinner while on our way back to Falmouth and were so excited to see the goats on the hill again when we got here. After dinner we had squeeze where I asked the question, “if you could have any superpower, what would it be?” Just like lunch, our squeeze quickly got interrupted by rain and we all rushed into the saloon. Some of the most popular answers to my squeeze question were being able to fly and being able to breathe underwater. All in all, we had a great day and can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!

Shoutout to my friends and family! I miss you Mom, Dad, Sam, and Mac. Also, happy early birthday Sam!

Photo 1: Bennitt and Kaitlyn cutting up melon for breakfast
Photo 2: Mady and Valentina practicing their knots
Photo 3: Anthony, Greg, Sonnet, and Valentina studying
Photo 4: Charlie working hard on his fish ID log
Photo 5: Anthony chatting with the gals
Photo 6: Will during a break between classes
Photo 7: Colm and Andrea free diving after class

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