SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
The Ship Rests
Alongside in Old San Juan, tucked in between the mighty cruise ships yet their passengers look upon us with envy as they wander by. Corwith Cramer now rests, having served her charges well. Over 2000 nautical miles sailed with nary a scratch. The students have now departed, headed off in a myriad of directions, some perhaps to never set foot aboard again, but that is the magic, for the ship and the sea are in their blood, and whether or not they 'return to the sea,' the evolution and the experience they've had lives on.
As Captain I find that my job is not dissimilar from being the Conductor of an orchestra - a light hand guiding the various 'instruments', allowing the strengths of each to flourish. During C-257 we had an outstanding field of 'instruments' and the 'production' was incredible. For me, this voyage has captured the belief; "We are the magic; life is but a reflection of what we offer."
Fair Winds and a Hearty Vessel,