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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

May 05, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 05 May 2014

Connor Dixon, Whitman College


And here’’s a fish! Totally unrelated to my post. Gotcha!

Ship's Log

31° 57.6’’ N x 065° 45.6’‘W
A breezy 20.7 °C, Clear Skies, 5 ft. swells, Winds out of the Northwest (my favorite direction) at a Beaufort force 4.

Heading North
As we slowly increase the distance between our vessel and the equator, the weather has taken a turn for the colder. Even in Bermuda, jackets were frequently worn. As I saw it, breaking out my cold weather gear in such a tropical paradise as Bermuda would be a downright sin. Carefully stowed away in the depths of my bunk under the swim shorts and t-shirts are my synthetic down pants and jacket (together creating a walking sleeping bag), fleece unisuit, and my highly coveted drysuit. However, timing is everything. Switching over from hot gear to cold gear too early, and I’‘ll be awash with my own perspiration. On the other hand, make the mistake of wearing chacos and shorts out in a windy, water-soaked midnight watch and I’’ll be more regretful than that one time where I tried an ice bath. In short, I’’ll be very cold. Coincidentally, I am on a cold breeze, splashy midnight watch tonight deploying science gear. Tonight, I’’ll drowsily get up, don my cold weather gear, hit my head on my bunk, swear loudly, remember that others are sleeping, quietly vacate to the upper deck and hope for the best. I think someone famous once said that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. The trick is finding the appropriate gear for the job.

- Connor

P.S. Thank you to everyone who was involved in our stay in Bermuda. Truly an amazing place with astoundingly positive people!

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