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What has been the most challenging part of your trip so far?

Posted on October 21 2012

Question submitted by Pacific Boychoir Academy

Shelby, our steward, found the very rocky seas the past couple days to be challenging, in terms of keeping everything in the pots.

Tom is on board the Robert C. Seamans as chief engineer for the first time.  The challenge for him has been learning everything on the boat in a short time.  (That goes for the volunteers, outreach people and staff who have not sailed on the Seamans before, too.)

The most challenging part of this trip for our captain, Jason, has been the constant head winds (winds coming from the direction we want to sail) that have caused us to do too much motoring rather than sailing.

Emelia, the chief scientist, sees keeping up with processing the large number of samples being brought aboard as the greatest challenge for science.