Author: Cayley Mackay
Location: Saint-Pierre, Martinique
And so began day seventy-two of our exploration of the world! It started with a simple breakfast followed by an OCE quiz and MTE class. After that we were given a free day to wander around the town. The small group I was with enjoyed the optional lunch ashore, delicious French crepes, and strolled through the small market where vendors sold everything from t-shirts and incense burners to exceptionally large bananas and handmade jewelery . We later made the short climb up to a set of ruins where we took pictures and listened to our voices echo across the ancient amphitheater. Quite possibly my favorite part of the day was when we decided to raid the small supermarket for baguettes, cheese, and apples then climbed up above the town to an old brick wall. We sat and looked out over the bay, food in hand, and it was an effortlessly perfect moment; one that many people search for. Our day came to a close with another beautiful Caribbean sunset and it, along with our adventures of the day, made me reflect on how content I am here. I can hardly believe that our time on Argo is coming to an end! I am trying to enjoy each moment of each day and truly 'Carpe Diem".