SEA Currents: Jul 2015
July 02, 2015
It’s 0553. The morning has dawned crisp and clear, with the promise of warmer temperatures as the sun rises in the sky. We’re safely secured to the dock in downtown Cork, after a scenic transit up the River Lee from the Irish coast yesterday afternoon.
The ship is quiet and still at this early hour, but even in port not everyone sleeps.
July 01, 2015
Today we took a field trip to New Bedford, MA. After a long bus ride through torrential rain, we arrived at Bergie’s Seafood on the harbor. The wholesale fishing company buys fresh fish off the boats, fillets the fish, then sells them to most restaurants and markets. We had a chance to watch up close and personal the filleting process, which was exciting for some but others were grossed out. After asking the manager Phill all of our questions, we moved onto the Seamen’s Bethel.
July 01, 2015
I’d like to take a quick moment to form a very small apology to everyone that my classmates and I will return home to relatively soon. Our journey on the ocean is coming to a close and I have watched as 16 strangers who I now call friends have grown over the course of a month during our time on Cramer. We will return home different in many ways from how we left. Thus, the apology begins, and I’ll direct it at my own parents specifically though I think everything translates for my peers: