Location: Sydney's, Jost van Dyke

Today was a very long and tiring day. We woke up at 6am and ate a quick breakfast, and got ready for the hike up Mt. Sage. Before the hike I didn’t really think it would be as hard as it was; let’s just say I was wrong. With full water bottles and proper shoes, we took our first steps off the dock. The first stretch was very steep. The hike was never easy, but once my shipmates and I got to the top it was all worth it. After the hike we ate at a restaurant on the beach. The burger I ate might have been the best I have ever had. After lunch we strategized for our sand castle for the sand castle contest. We decided on Snoopy and his dog house. But when we started building it we switched from about seven designs. In the end it looked like a giant mound of sand with leaves and rocks randomly placed within it. After the contest we went back to the ship and showered. Once we were all cleaned we got ready for the BBQ at Sydney’s Peace and Love. When we got there we had to Med moor, and I moored us in like a master. The best part for everyone was watching my helsmanship. Well it’s time for some dinner now, and I hear that the BBQ is AMAZING.