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Location: Ile Fourchue

This morning we continued learning how to navigate using a chart in MTE. We then put that information to use as we got ready for a student-led passage to Ill Fourchue. Even though it was only 5 miles it was still fun to plan our route and set waypoints. Somehow all the way-points end up getting named after Nick. This was our first student led passage where we got to pick the spot where we dropped anchor. It is pretty exciting to have a passage where the staff is only there to provide support and it’s the students doing everything. In the afternoon we had an optional dive, only 8 of us decided to go on it but it was worth it. The first group saw a reef shark and it is the first shark any of us have seen all trip. There is something truly special about seeing a shark, because they are able to swim effortlessly through the water. On top of seeing a shark there were giant lobsters and barracuda as we drifted along with the current. Overall it was a great day of sailing and diving.