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Location: Barbuda

Today was quite a nice day if I do say so myself. We started with a bomb breakfast consisting of chocolate chip banana bread crafted by head chef Ethan. After we finished eating we cleaned up and worked a bit on getting Ocean Star ready for a day sail over to Barbuda. Once clean up was finished the Advanced Open water group headed to the beach with their compasses to practice some underwater navigation skills on shore. When they returned we finished passage prep and cast off the dock lines to go sailing. We quickly got into groups and self-lead sail raises, all in all it took about 25 minuets, much better the 50 or so on day one. The crew is definitely learning, by the end of the trip we should defiantly be able to run Ocean Star on our own. Once all sails were up we split up into watch teams and headed out. The chefs headed down in to the galley to make lunch, that’s always an adventure whilst underway. We ate and then continued to sail onward to Barbuda. We saw the thin sliver of land appear on the horizon (when I say thin sliver I mean it, the tallest thing on this island is a palm tree) and within the hour we had all hands on deck to help with sail drops and anchoring. We anchored just in time to catch a beautiful sunset and have a few minutes to hang out before dinner. Dinner was a Hungarian dish by the name of paprikash and it tasted pretty good. After dinner we had a quick oceanography class followed by some night showers which I found to be a lot of fun. After that it was off to bed to get some sleep before tomorrow’s busy day.