Location: Roseau, Dominica

Salutations returning Seamester blog readers! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the following few minutes of your time as I, Skipper Kyle, will enlighten you as to the many happenings of March 27th aboard the one and only Ocean Star.

Our crew awoke to a delicious breakfast prepared by head chef Tessa and her assistant. Due to a 9 am taxi ride, we ate fast, cleaned up fast, and generally got ready for a short dingy ride to shore at a rapid pace. Once everyone was on shore, we were greeted by Seacat (which isn’t his real name, but it’s what he told us to call him). If I had to describe the man in a few words, they would read: talks fast and were very willing to forcibly ask locals to allow us to sample some of their food. Seacat took us on a tour of the island, stopping frequently to pick up fruits, sugar cane, cocoa, and other naturally occurring Caribbean plants from the side of the road. Everyone tried a variety of foods that they had never had before.

The highlights of the day were two waterfalls that we visited (unfortunately, we were not able to take pictures of the second one). Both were quite naturally beautiful and offered everyone a chance to swim, which people eagerly took. However, while the first waterfall was cold and required no real effort to get two, the second one required hiking barefoot up slippery boulders and wading through running streams. It was worth it, though, as you could sit at the base of the waterfall and literally feel its power wash over you. Even more appealing was the hot water stream that ran adjacent to the waterfall, which everyone happily waded in for quite a long time after experiencing the much colder waterfall. All in all, it was one of the best natural swims we have had on the trip (in this skipper’s opinion).

The day quickly came to a close following the 2nd waterfall as everyone returned to the boat, ate a delicious Mexican dinner, and then attended a class on marine biology. At present, we are preparing for passage to Les Saintes, which will occur tomorrow. If you wish to hear more about the adventures of Ocean Star, stay tuned 🙂