Today started bright and early with a dawn dive on the Stratham, a tug boat sunk intentionally for the enjoyment of divers, just outside the harbor in Bequia. The visibility was gorgeous, with the whole wreck standing out against the white sand. Black gorgonian corals covered the hull, and schools of smallmouth grunts circled the wheelhouse. All in all, a great start to the day!
Oceanography class followed breakfast, then the shipmates headed to shore for a day of exploring the island on bikes. The route wound down the length of Bequia, taking in the turtle hatchery and some beautiful scenery and beaches.
The day was rounded out nicely with sail prep for tomorrow’s departure to St. Lucia and a nautical science class on navigation theory.