|If you look closely, you can see a Spotted Eagle Ray|
|View of Buck Island from Point Utal|
|Point Utal, the most eastern point of the US|
The next few days were spent on training in the morning and beach in the afternoon. I am amazed at how strong the sun is here because I don’t typically get sunburned, but even dousing myself in sunscreen I still find myself getting sun burned.
We have also spend some time walking through the town of Frederiksted, but its interesting the whole town is virtually closed, everything is boarded up. But rumor is it will become alive when the cruise ships pass by, so I will have to check it out then.
Then on Monday, we began our first turtle patrols. We did two night in a row of half nights just to get a feel for the beach and hopefully see a turtle. However after lots of walking and little sleep, not a single turtle decided to visit us.
Thursday was our last day and night off as a group, so we went to Christiansted to listen a talk put on by the National Parks Services. It was interesting to learn what the NPS was doing for local school children by bringing them to the Island's beautiful national parks, particularly Buck's Island.
|Christiansted, near the fort.|
Well tomorrow marks the first night of real patrols, so hopefully a leatherback will decide to come nest!