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November 24, 2019

Take it Step by Step

Mujahed Aghbar, Methodist University


This is Mujahed (Muj) from Methodist University, B watch. I have had a challenging day today as I took part of two watches starting at 1 am to 7 am and another from 7 pm to 1 am. I have also washed the most dishes in my life, so far, during one of my watches.

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November 23, 2019

Into the Deep

George Edison, Vassar College


“Thar she blows mateys! Lower the whale boats ya landlubbers and bring us back a beauty of the deep! Fire up the main furnace, Nate!” That’s our captain, Chris, bellowing to the crew to set out on a whale chase. Ha ha, I am kidding.

November 22, 2019


Amelia Ahring, University of Copenhagen


Greetings! Amelia at the helm

The day we had today was unlike any other. With an early wakeup to chocolate chip pancakes (Ashley and Kylie, our beloved stewards, are the best <3), still being anchored in the Bay of Islands, we prepared to make the trip to Urupukapuka by 0900.

November 21, 2019

Land Ho!

Natalie Greenbaum, UMass, Amherst


Hello land lubbers! Natalie from C Watch here. Today has been quite an eventful day. After a rocky night filled with many gybes, I awoke to my 0620 wake up call for breakfast. After some delightful breakfast burritos, I began my morning watch (0700-1300).

November 20, 2019

All Smiles

June Eikeland, Boston University


Hello there blog readers, wish you were all here sharing this experience with us. We’ve had an incredible day! Last night my fellow C watchers and I were on deck from 18:00 (7pm) until 01:00 (1am).

November 19, 2019

UFOs and Dolphins

Naomi Solorio, Lawrence University


My day started out fairly normal with a wakeup at 12:30 am to start our watch at 1 am. I got up, put on my foul weather gear along with my harness, ate some cookies from the hutch, and headed up for our usual deck walk before relieving the previous watch group.

November 18, 2019

Sails Up, Engines Off!

Derek Fischer, University of Connecticut, Avery Point

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November 17, 2019


Mollie Ockene, Middlebury College


Day 4 consisted of an exciting, new, and breezy series of events. We started the day early, with a delicious breakfast made by our stewards before morning chores, getting into the routine of eating, cleaning, and taking care of the ship (our home for the month) together.

November 16, 2019

Last Day in Port

Rachel Clausen & Nicole Pollack, Salisbury University & Middlebury College

Spend a Semester at Sea

Hello from Nicole (A watch) and Rachel (B watch)!

We started day three early with our very first watch rotation: midnight-0100 for Nicole (with Mathilde and sailing intern Neil) and 0500-0600 for Rachel (with Sarah and 2nd scientist Emily). The watch before ours woke us up about ten minutes before we needed to be on deck.

November 15, 2019

Day #1 Aboard

Sarah Strand, Sewanee: University of the South


Hey everyone, Sarah Banks here.

We’re finally aboard the Robert C. Seamans, wahoOo!

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