Location: Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou
We were up early today at 6:45 to prepare the boat for our motor up the west coast of Grenada. We raised the anchor just after 7 a.m. and enjoyed a breakfast of oatmeal and yogurt soon after. Determined to make a successful catch, we had three rods out trolling the entire passage and not even a little bite! We enjoyed lunch underway and arrived in Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou, in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, we set up the tarps and had an oceanography class on gases and nutrients in seawater, learning things such as why the ocean is so clear in the Caribbean. We then had some free time to work on tell-tale articles (the 1st edition is on its way), collect sand samples, or survey the fish life under the boat for oceanography research projects. Simon made quiche for dinner, and then we had a marine biology class on marine microbes, and now we all know the role they play in red tides and pink sand beaches. Tonight, we also have our first anchor watch of the trip.