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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

June 04, 2014

C253 Web Blog - 04 June 2014

Gabriell Fraser


Gabby, Ben, Hunter, and Ben learning about celestial navigation and how to use a sextant.

Ship's Log

42° 02.6’ N x 65°21.4’ W
Course Ordered
16° C with fog

Hey everyone, Gabby here! We’ve been on “Mama Cramer” for four days now and things are starting to get easier. Some people have been battling sea sickness and donating to Neptune (myself being one of those people). Most everyone is through that rough stage and our inner ears are adjusting to the rolling motion. Life aboard the ship is becoming an easier routine and is going great so far.

We’ve been sailing through the fog for about 24 hours now. The visibility is low and those on watch are staying dry in their foulies. There was not much marine life today other than a few birds (I did hear word of another great white, but I wasn’t lucky enough to see it myself). I just got word of some exciting ocean current changes. We are sailing over a “warm core eddy” which is a warm offshoot of the Gulf Stream. Believe it or not, the water temperature is actually warmer than the air right now due to this interesting ocean current feature. It’s exciting for us scientists to see, especially for the ocean circulation group (Hunter and I). This is not something we expected to find. It looks like the winds are going to pick up and the sky is going to clear tomorrow afternoon. We’ve been moving along nicely and everyone is learning something new every day. 24 days until we arrive in Ireland!

- Gabby

Shout outs:
from Gabby: Hello to all my friends and family, I miss you and love you and wanted you to know I’m alive and well. Danny, I can’t wait to see you in Ireland-24 more days.
From Ryan to Steph: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love ya a whooole lot.
Polly says hi to mom and dad. She loves you and is having a blast and staying safe
Hunter: Hi to family and friends. I’m having a great time and doing well

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