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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

May 10, 2014

C252 Web Blog - 10 May 2014

Mandy Camp, Stetson University


Up, up and up!

Ship's Log

35° 35.3’’N x 070° 44.9’’W
Cool and overcast, 23.5°C, Wind WxS Force 4, Seas WSW 5ft

The word “sleep” seems somewhat meaningless anymore. As we are coming down to the wire, students are fervently and faithfully chugging away at all of our assignments due as we hit the dock in New York. We have been reminded that as important as all of our school work is, this truly is the experience of a lifetime and we need to “be here.” That balance is a tough one to achieve and will probably be grossly undermined in the midst of our seemingly endless to do lists, but our efforts still persist.

Following on that effort, a few very exciting things have happened in the last few days. Firstly, we have seen several pods of dolphins! Every so often, a group will appear over the rail and swim alongside the boat for a bit. They look so carefree as they race through the water and breach the waves. The familiarity that they bring is comforting, and they always bring on a smile.

Secondly, A watch has all finished their requirements to go aloft, been trained and actually done it! We climbed the ratlines and shrouds up the foremast, in our harnesses, of course, and gazed upon the sea with an entirely new, and higher perspective. The view of blue all around was somewhat similar, but the experience was thrilling all the same.

And lastly, we were acknowledging all of the holidays that we are missing this semester, and moms, you know that tomorrow is certainly one of the most important. So, this is a Happy Mother’s Day shout out to all of the moms. We miss you and are thinking about you.

As we press forward these next few days, think of us to. Three more days to Pier 25 in New York Harbor!

Striving to be here,

P.S A note from all is not the same as a personal address, and my mommy is worth the shout out! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I love you very much and I am very much missing and thinking about you today. Hugs to Daddy, Cass, Grama and Papa. I can’t wait to talk to you all soon!

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