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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

June 03, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 03 June 2014


Will and Neuston Tow before the fog hit.

Ship's Log

42° 18.5’ N x 67° 52.8’ W
Course Ordered
10° C with fog

So we’ve been officially underway for a full day and night now, and we’re all started to get settled into swing of things!  It’s definitely a different experience being out on the rolling ocean and applying all the things we’re learning in real-time. There’s a lot of terminology and information to know and process, but getting the hang of things is turning out to be a rewarding experience!

The last bit of land disappeared yesterday and now all we’re seeing is blue as far as the eye can see. This morning on watch some of us saw a pod of dolphins swimming beside the ship, and a whale or two was spotted throughout the day as well! During afternoon class we saw a whale swimming not too far off port side and it was incredible. But the biggest event of the day was probably the Great White Shark that appeared periodically throughout the late afternoon. Sadly, I missed it, but the people on deck spotted it and said it probably was about 12-15 feet long! Apparently we’re in prime mega fauna territory, so maybe I’ll get another chance to see one before we clear the area.

The weather was glorious last night and the majority of today. We had a breathtaking view of the sky on midwatch last night, and we could clearly pick out the Milky Way and spot a few shooting stars from deck. Unfortunately the good weather only lasted until this afternoon when a giant fog bank moved in. People had to start breaking out their foul weather gear and it’s pretty damp and cold up on deck right now. But the winds and seas aren’t too bad and the ship is rolling and rocking pleasantly in an enjoyable rhythm that we’re all starting to get used to! I’m really looking forward to seeing what the next few weeks will bring; if the first couple days are any indication it looks like we’re all in for an unforgettably amazing experience!

Well, that’s all I have for now so good night and take care all!!

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