by Caciques Ian and Ellen Thursday was an expectedly busy and productive day here. We started the day with a long morning exercise, and the two of us on swim-track swam over to the current cut and swam tread-mill style against the current. Tough, but with the super swim coming up we have to keep getting in shape. So, after chores and breakfast, we had morning classes until lunch. After lunch, we all worked on our beach-sweep art project, which is based on finding plastic on the beach and reusing it to make art. After that class, we worked on our Human Ecology projects. A couple of these projects were making a raised-bed herb garden and an osprey nesting project. Lastly, we had the usual exploration time, dinner, and study hours. It was a good day.