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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

July 14, 2015

Extending the Family.

Avery Birch, Dalhousie University

Historic Seaports of Western Europe

Jack (student, C-watch) plays guitar and Farley (science crew, A-watch) reads on the aft deck of The Corwith Cramer. Even with a busy schedule, we all find time to relax and get to know each other a little more.

Ship's Log

Noon Position
Lat: 48°19.47   Long:005°48.35

Ship Heading
110°

Ship Speed
6Kn

Taffrail Log
209.2nm

Weather/Wind/Sail plan
Force 3 Southern Winds w/full cloud coverage and 3-6ft waves. Motor sailing.

Location
Baie de Douarnenez

Marine Life
Mola Mola

Souls on Board

The journey this far has been exhilarating. An entire new experience with a wealth of people that have never been in the same room together before, let alone one ship. I wouldn’t have it any other way; this is where great things begin.

Personally, I took on this month long voyage to find mission and purpose in my life. While I can’t be sure which form this will take, or even if it will be noticeable right away, I can be sure that the events occurring on this vessel and the people who surround me will have a lasting impact on my future direction.

Our voyage has been, while exhilarating, physically exhausting. Readjusting a sleep schedule to wake at 11PM, 3AM, or even 1PM has had its benefits and tolls. The most lasting benefit out of this unique experience comes from the fantastic camaraderie and family that is created within this environment. While at first a month sounded like an extremely long voyage, it became apparent after the first day of sailing that it would very shortly be coming to an end. With this in the back of our minds, it is visible in each member of the crew that they are making the most out of every day, trying to take in as many moments as a family as possible.

As I finished my 6hr watch today, as each member does, before crawling into my bunk after dinner I took pause to look over the people that have entered my life on this ship. It became impossible to prevent a full-hearted smile from coming across my face. While no one noticed that I was watching over them, I made sure to make a lasting image in my mind’s eye.

Although we are only a quarter of the way through our voyage, I am already going to miss it. When this comes to an end, however, I will not be upset, as I will be fully embracing the next adventure entering my life and remembering the family that occupied every piece of me for the one beautiful July of 2015.

Avery out.

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