Day Fifteen, March 7, 1997: Antigua
a.m. came way too early, the Captain came down to ensure that we were all
awake. We had colors for the last time on Fair Jeanne, where we raised
the Canadian flag. Then it was entire ship's clean-up. We cleaned the ship
from top to bottom, packed our gear, and by then it was time to head off.
We got group photos taken just before hopping into the taxis. At the airport,
we reorganized luggage so that the equipment was distributed once again.
We had some time before our flight and were able to purchase some duty
free items (Rum and T-shirts mainly). We all stopped into the restaurant
(another Big Banana Holding Company), grabbed some food before our flight
and took some time to relax and recant the events of our trip.
...and then...back to normal
The entire group was scheduled to fly Antigua to Toronto,
from there we split up and went our separate ways. Some returning promptly
to school, while others took a little extra vacation to visit relatives
or attend conferences.
I hope you enjoyed reading some insides into our trip.
It was the people of the islands which made the field trip fun. Many of
those who participated in this field trip are thinking of returning to
complete further research which they had begun and displayed in the adjoining