Hey guys this is Ben and Matt here to fill you in on the day’s activities. The day started off with a French toast breakfast and sausage. Then the group split up to do their research, some groups went to Bonefish while others went to Singers Point and Telephone Pole Reef. The groups are in a rush to collect as much data as possible before we leave.
It’s been tough as the weather has been less than ideal for our research, strong currents and weird tides have been making it hard to get the data that we all desire. However we are staying positive and with the help of KR, JW and the always positive Dr. Phillips we are making good headway. After a good morning of data collection we headed back to the GRC for some lunch and then……..waiting. As we said before the weather has been less than ideal so or plans for the day were pretty much up in the air. We then decided one final trip to town to see the straw lady would be helpful and a nice way to spend the afternoon, so that’s what we did. About half the group went while the other half stayed to work on data analysis and to study for the final on Thursday.
Once we got back we were all sitting around waiting in anxious anticipation for our dinner. However this was no ordinary dinner, we were being treated tonight to home cooked island food at the Short Stop. When the time rolled around we all pilled in the truck and drove to the Short Stop for some conch fritters, fresh fish, conch strips, chicken, rice, mac ‘n ‘cheese and cole slaw. Needless to say we all cleaned our plates and were very satisfied with a fantastic dinner. Once dinner was done the card games began, students played a few games of euchre and uno. After a while the group called it a night and took a nice walk back to the GRC and enjoyed the beautiful night sky.
by Ben Dotson ’14 and Matt Schramm ’14