Location: Bequia

Ah, another beautiful day in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. As we recently discovered, 90F has been the average air temperature for the trip. So, walking around in just bathing suits is the norm. Amazing, isn’t it? Back home in Boston for me, the temperature is hovering around 50F! Such a radical difference and I can safely say I’m not envious one bit. This morning we started off with the introductory lecture on Geographical Oceanography, followed by a quiz on biological Oceanography. Thanks, Kris. Once over and done with, we spent the late morning and early afternoon onshore in the capital of Saint Vincent- Kingstown. We were graced with a scenic drive, followed by a full immersion into the port town life. Many of us were finally able to send off the stacks of postcards that have accumulated over the week, and we all treated ourselves to cold drinks. Following pick-up at 1330, we hoisted sail and left Saint Vincent, back trekking south slightly to the island of Bequia. We made an excellent time, and Brendon helmed the entire voyage. Nice job! After tying to the mooring line, it was time to shower. Congrats, Abby, on your first backflip! As a group, we pledged today that each crew member would have successfully done a backflip by the end of the semester. Tonight we have a free night onboard the Ocean Star. Perhaps we will study all night long for our OCB fish/invertebrate ID quiz tomorrow morning. Well, see. 😉