Location: Mayreau, Tobago Cays
Today we enjoyed one more day at the Tobago Cays, the other Caribbean, the quiet, beautiful, lay-back-and-enjoy-every-sunset Caribbean. After enjoying the marine life, the sandy beaches, the short hikes to the top of little islands dominated by the iguanas, and the sporadic early morning rain showers at the marine park, we moved today to the only one of the Tobago Cays islands that are populated: Mayreau. Before that, though, we took our time to complete our second Oceanography quiz. Grades are yet to be announced, but the general feeling is positive. On the way here, we had the chance to catch some, a floating brown alga, and sieve through it, searching for marine creatures, such as shrimp and juvenile crab, that hide in it and use it for a protected ride across the seas. Once in Mayreau, we tidied up the boat and made ourselves ready to explore the island. It offers spectacular views from the top and is adorned by very photogenic beaches. After checking some of the restaurants in town, we made our way up as a group. At the top of the hill, in an idyllic frameset, we developed an inspiring discussion forum on the importance of values in our lives. Shortly before sunset, we made our way back to Ocean Star, where we enjoyed the Student Leadership class as well as freshly caught fish for dinner. Now, most are getting their sleep to prepare minds and bodies for the next chapter in our trip: Tomorrow, we will be leaving the quiet outlying Tobago Cays to visit the lively Bequia.