Geronimo is along side the dock at Greyfield Inn at Cumberland Island. This is a favorite stop amongst the crew, and we are excited to show the students this special island. Yesterday, we went for a walk to Dungeness, the remains of a mansion built for the Carnegies. Here we talked about the island’s history and its unique connection to Rhode Islander Nathanael Greene. Afterwards, the students were given the opportunity to walk around the island on their own. Many chose to walk the trails and look for armadillos and wild horses. Most, before returning to the boat, took what I heard was a very cold shower at the island’s camping site.
The students started today with an ecology test, wrapping up that component of the marine science course. Over the past few days, many of the students have completed their St. George’s school work. Rhyan was the first to accomplish this task. With their school work behind them, the students spent most of the day enjoying the isolated beaches here on the island.
Currently, Clancy and Nathan, likely the last JWOs of the voyage, are planning our trip to Brunswick. They are planning to have Geronimo leave Cumberland Island by noon tomorrow, hoping that we’ll be in St. Simon's Bay by dinner tomorrow.