Today is our twelfth day staying at Discovery Bay and so far it has been amazing. These past couple of days have by far been my favorite. Going to Ocho Rios was amazing. I was able to do some haggling at the straw market and get a Jamaican soccer ball for almost half the original price. This was probably the best decision I could have made because we have definitely put it to good use. We have played numerous games of volleyball soccer with it. I say volleyball soccer because some of us can’t play volleyball and use our feet to return serves instead of our hands. This has definitely led to some interesting games.
I’m also really glad that there are other people here who will go running and workout with me. It is awesome to have a running partner and other people to do intense ab workouts with. I never thought I would come to Jamaica and want to work out for fun but there isn’t much to do at night in between working on my project and it is a good way to burn off all the amazing food the kitchen ladies have been cooking. They definitely have a special talent for preparing the locally caught lionfish and the shrimp last night was amazing!!
The most eventful night so far was 2 nights ago when Mike and Chris decided they were going to try to catch crabs and other random marine organisms hanging out on the rocks of the peninsula. Watching Mike hang off the rock trying to catch a crab while Chris held onto his ankles so he wouldn’t fall into the lagoon was hysterical. Hearing Chris scream like a girl when something crawled across his foot was also extremely amusing.
Steph and I are currently sitting in the cafeteria eating French toast, which is also amazing, and talking about what we are going to do with our project for today. We have collected 130 brittle stars so far and hope to collect about 70 more today. If anyone from our class is reading this we need banded-arm brittle stars!