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December 04, 2019

To Land and Back

George Edison, Vassar College


Today was a day of celebration, as not one, but two shipmates had birthdays today, Jessie, and Jeff! We just rounded out the day, which was sunny and warm, with carrot cupcakes and a couple of rounds of Happy Birthday singing, including a Danish rendition by our resident Dane, Amelia.

December 03, 2019

Grapes in Peril

Natalie Greenbaum, UMass Amherst


Hello bloggies!

Natalie here from C Watch. Today was a wonderful day. We had some free time this morning to explore the art deco-d streets of Napier and do some laundry (yay!). Later in the afternoon, we went a winery and learned all about the effects of climate change on the winery industry.

December 02, 2019

On Shore in Napier!

Rachel Clausen, B-Watch, Salisbury University


After a restful night sleep at anchor my watch (B) and I arose at 0600 to a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and kiwi and to start to steer the boat into port! It was a pretty short drive as we anchored only about an hour and half trip away from where we were in port. It was an absolutely gorgeous morning and the ride over was super peaceful

December 01, 2019

Sådan en dag I December!

Amelia Ahring, B-watch, University of Copenhagen


1st of December always marks the beginning of a countdown: to Christmas, to New Years, to the end of this decade (!) and this time, to the end of our time at sea, SEA, and with each other. That makes this year’s countdown feel a little more bittersweet than usual, as we have only a couple of weeks left.

November 30, 2019

Whale of a Time

Maia Anderson & Mathilde Tash, A-Watch, American University & University of Rhode Island


What. A. Day. We had our first Field Day, but don’t be fooled by the title like we were. It’s a designated day of cleaning… everything. As A-Watchers, we had the pleasure of cleaning the galley. We scrubbed the galley from overhead to sole, but hey, we were able to listen to music for the first time in weeks.

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November 29, 2019

Inadequacy and Other Common Seabirds

Dylan Kennedy, B-Watch, UC Berkeley


Hey friends, it’s Dylan.

Over the course of our voyage, we as students are taking on more and more responsibility for the operations of the ship.

November 28, 2019

Amelia’s First Thanksgiving!

Sarah Strand, B-Watch, Sewanee: University of the South


Happy Thanksgiving from the Robert C Seamans! As we sailed into the morning we knew it was going to be a great day given that for the very first time on our cruise the square sails, course and tops’l, were set! With the north winds at our backs these sails helped inch us closer and closer to our next port stop in Napier.

November 27, 2019

Deep End of the Pool

Jessie Sheldon, Colorado College


Salutations from the sea and from your favorite salty south-bound sailors! Jessie from C-watch here, reporting on the many happenings aboard the Robert C Seamans.

November 26, 2019

Rocking and Rolling

Rachel Clausen, Salisbury University


Hello everyone on land! This is Rachel J. Today started off pretty rocky as I was shaken awake at 0100 by some big swells. They sent everything flying: me, my stuff, and even fish (two flying fish jumped up on board during dawn watch). I eventually was able to get back to sleep, only to be awoken a few hours later at 0600 for morning watch.

November 25, 2019

550 Meters Down

Maia Anderson, American University


Well hello there, land people! You’ve guessed it. It’s me, Maia. Today A watch woke up at 0600 for breakfast to start the day off with morning watch (0700-1300). After a not so good night of sleep from a lot of rocking, my mood was quickly turned around when I realized I was in lab!

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