Location: Rodney Bay, St.Lucia

Good Evening esteemed readers,

We are broadcasting to you live from the chart house. Some of us woke up this morning to calm island music. Some of us didn’t need to be woken up because the previous day’s skipper did such a good job that I didn’t need to sleep at all! Meaning a few of us pulled all-nighters because we were catching up on upcoming assignments. No matter which wake-up call you got, you were tired. A leadership essay was turned in the night before; a marine biology exam was waiting around the corner after a breakfast of bagels and cream cheese. After everyone finished the marine biology exam, Gus led his chapter for Leadership class. Then we got the deck tidied, sail covers off, and did other passage prep to get ready for our overnight passage to Dominica. Veggie chili and rice was our midday munch. Everyone was a bit sleepy, but we made it through Oceanography and learned about hurricanes and ocean currents. We were all very surprised and excited to find that the staff had set up a boom swing for us during class. This is apparently something that doesn’t happen very often, and we had so much fun swinging off the boat and into the clear blue waters. There was even an inflatable giraffe to float around on if swinging wasn’t your thing. You could relax after that but watch out; there’s a Marine biology paper due just before dinner along with a set of aquatic creatures that needed to be added to your logbook. We had a tasty and filling meal of breakfast for dinner. We are doing finishing touches to get underway to Dominica tonight. We are all looking forward to going on a night passage again. We love the peace and quiet and stars and sunrises. Now, off to Dominica!

Skipper Rob