Location: Soufriere, St. Lucia

The day started as our overnight passage to St. Lucia ended. Those on watch go to see St. Lucia’s twin Pitons getting closer on the horizon. Some of us were up bright and early to lower the sails and moor Ocean Star, while others enjoyed sleeping in. The anchorage is one of the most beautiful we have seen this trip, with Petite Piton towering above us. Once we moored, we showed Ocean Star some love by cleaning and waxing the deck. After boat appreciation, we went into Soufriere for a Creole festival. The entire town was out and celebrating. Everyone had a great time trying local foods and dancing with the locals. Before dinner, we finished up studying for our oceanography mid-term, which occupied most of our evening.

We’re looking forward to a relaxing morning visiting the volcano and hot springs.