SEA Currents: Jan 2015
Updated on Wednesday, January 28th at 12pm:
Given the conditions of Falmouth roads, the administrative offices are very lightly staffed today. The office will be back to a full operational mode tomorrow, Thursday, at 9am.
We sailed into San Juan harbor last night just around sunset past the impressive fortifications of El Morro, the 400 year old fort sometimes referred to as the Gibraltar of the Caribbean, and dropped anchor for our final evening aboard. With the boat at anchor we shared an all-hands supper, a “swizzle” gathering to celebrate our safe passage, and there was time for quiet discussion or relaxation on a stable deck! Many participants were up on deck early this morning sitting quietly with cups of tea and coffee.
Read a blog post by Dr. John Huth, Prof. Physics, Harvard University, summarizing his experience and navigation efforts underway.
Saturday—2nd day on the SSV Corwith Cramer, preparing to get underway
OK—Our first day dockside on the Cramer allowed us to meet our “cruising colleagues”, the crew, become familiar with the layout of the ship and (we hoped) develop our sea legs, and get a taste of Steward Nina’s and Assistant Steward Jenny’s fabulous cooking.
Now, on our second morning, divided into our Watch Teams, we were about to perform the safety drills that we learned about on Day 1. Only then could we get underway and start our voyage to Puerto Rico.
Colleague Cruise Day of Arrival – we had come from all over, Massachusetts, California, North Carolina, and more to start the year of 2015 off with a Colleague Cruise. Some of us had experience with sailing, some had not. Yet as we walked up to the Corwith Cramer, everyone was excited by the beauty of the ship, and more so, the adventure she had waiting for us!