Location: Rodney Bay, St. Lucia
Today began with a smooth sail through St. Lucian waters to a more northern bay on the island. The sail was about two and a half miles but felt even shorter with the beautiful weather and fantastic company on our voyage. At Rodney Bay, there are a few resorts as well as a town nearby that we got to explore this afternoon with our shore time. I’m sure we may miss the peace and quiet of our former mooring; it’s nice to be able to sit back and enjoy the fact that we are by far the best-looking boat in this bay.
A highlight of our day would be our marine biology class, where we learned about crabs, tunicates, and barnacles, as well as many other crustaceans and echinoderms. Tunicates are the coolest! So are crabs!
Lydia, Sean, and Emma joined Carolyn and Jessica for a provisioning trip this afternoon, where they stocked up on food for us for the next few weeks. It is kind of nice to go to a grocery store and feel like a “normal person” for a few hours… that is, if you consider picking out 22 lb of ground turkey “normal.” Making dinner for twenty people can be a stressful process, but it turned out to be a good time to put away the new provisions and trying to warm up some (bomb) barbecue chicken at the same time. Micah and Alaina saved the day with their spectacular coleslaw and decadent baked mac and cheese. The galley turned into a great time, and we couldn’t have asked for a better end to the day.