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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
November 03, 2019
Excited about our First Port Stop
17° 09.6’ N x 059° 49.5’ W
Ship’s Heading, Speed and sail plan
250° True, 4 knots, Sailing under the Stormtris’l, Main Stays’l, Forestays’l, and Jib
Winds from the E with small seas, 28° C
As we get closer and closer to our first port stop, Dominica, I am filled with mixed emotions. I am eagerly awaiting our first glimpse of land (and to see who will win the Land Ho bet) and to find out if you can really smell land like some people have said. The idea of being on solid ground and to be able to set things down without fear of them rolling away or to be able to stand, sit, or walk with minimal effort is equally alluring. The prospect of ice cream is also at the top of everyone’s priority list. However, a port stop also brings a lot of change. For example, as of today, we are no longer in the high seas and have entered our first EEZ.
Personally, there are few things that make me happier than being able to sit out on deck and look and see nothing but waves of blue surrounding me. I know our first port stop will change this. I also love the comfort that comes with knowing everyone aboard our ship and feeling totally content with our community. I am not quite sure if I am ready for the chaos that comes with once more being connected to the outside world. Most of all, though, I know that once we reach our first port stop, it’s a signal that we are coming to the end of our voyage. I am certainly not ready for that. This trip has already been such a learning experience and a chance to grow and test myself that the prospect of leaving this all and going back home is upsetting. For now though, I am going to stick to being excited about what is to come.
- Alicia Pane, Middlebury College
PS: To everyone back home: I love and miss you all. Thanks for supporting me on this amazing adventure