Location: Saba

The day began as we were traveling across the ocean to our first stop at the leeward islands. That night was my first experience on the ocean sailing and let me tell you, was single handedly the coolest ocean view I’ve ever encountered. The wind was blowing and the boat was rocking, the only light came from the illuminating moon. Everyone held on tight as the boat shifted from left to right, crashing into the sea. We laughed at each other as we all took turns eating it, as we soon learned the boat always wins. Being awake at 12 a.m on night shift was a great bonding experience, cracking jokes to keep from falling asleep. When I woke in the morning, I climbed up the stairs onto the deck to find myself looking at an enormous rock island. My eyes widened at the the view I couldn’t believe I was looking at. It looked like something from Jurassic park! After eating a filling breakfast of french toast, we all jumped into our swim attire and put our snorkels on. It was my first time snorkeling and I could not have asked for a better first look into the clear sea. At one point I was swimming next to a blue fish looking it in the face, and we even saw a turtle! We adventured over to the cave within the rocks and explored inside and even found a rock to jump off of. The rest of the afternoon was pretty chill as those who wanted to go scuba diving went, and the rest of us stayed on the boat and swam more or simply took a nap in the sun. We just finished eating dinner and are each doing our jobs to clean up. Our sail lesson which should be taking place in about 30 minutes is what I’m looking forward to. Finally, after our lessons, we should return to our boat to be welcomed by freshly out of the oven cookies. Fingers crossed!