Hello from breezy Jamaica!
After arriving safely from snowy Long Island we got to the marine lab (in the pitch dark so we couldn’t see how beautiful the water really was) and we had a pleasant surprise! There was another group of students studying and sharing the dorms with us, but they were from Canada! They were all pretty shocked that we were from New York but very friendly and welcoming. We sat down and all had our first family dinner and lucky for Dr. Peterson, it was his favorite meal from the marine lab, fried chicken! And he was totally right the chicken was so good!
Waking up at 6:30 AM on winter break really took a toll on all of us. By the end of the day, we were all exhausted even though our second day was pretty quiet. The weather has been very unexpected, with a lot of wind and some rain also! We haven’t been able to go in the water because of the wind, it has made the ocean too choppy, so instead we took some tours around campus and had some lectures to start off our trip! So after our first delicious breakfast and lunch, we had our first lecture, it made me want to jump in to the water and start searching for the creatures we were learning about.
I think it’s safe to say, we’re all very excited to go in the water and we can’t wait!
Until next time,