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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

October 29, 2017

Flying Fish

Nate Bears, Chief Engineer

SEA Semester

Check out this sunset!

Ship's Log

Noon position
33°7’N x 060° 54.0’W

Location Description
The North Sargasso Sea, 210NM East of Bermuda.

140°, 5.9 knots

801.5 nm

Beautiful day, northeast winds continue, beautiful clouds and a beautiful sky!

Sail Plan
Mains’l (single reef) , fore and main stays’ls and the jib

Souls on Board

Hello Folks!

Another beautiful day and another beautiful sunrise and sunset.  Out here in the middle of the ocean, these are my favorite thing to move relative to… that and 6 meals a day!

The seas have been laying down a bit, making working and moving around the vessel a bit easier.  The Main Engine has been off for a good chunk of the last two days, which is nice for the engineer.   Makes my world a bit quieter and cooler.   

I had the pleasure of working with Isaiah and Jessica today.  Each day I get to work with two students, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.  Some days its exciting work, some days it’s a bit more mundane. Today Isaiah and I moved a reverse osmosis unit, which we use to desalinate sea water into drinking water.  Jessica and I spent the afternoon removing one of the exhaust fans that is connected to the engine room.  I am grateful for the experience.

Had my first flying fish sighting today.  It’s an amazing thing watching a fish fly, and for such a long distance, must have gone nearly 100ft!  I’m pretty sure the boat spooked it.  I have seen birds follow the boat waiting for us to scare up the flying fish, then diving after them.  I like playing spot the flying fish, who can see it first, me or the bird.

The day was capped up with a beautiful sunset and a delicious lasagna meal prepared by Chris and our steward Kim….(meal 5 of the day).

Peace Be the Journey!

- Nate

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: c275  life at sea  study abroad • (3) Comments


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Donna on October 30, 2017

You’re cute with a beard Jack.

#2. Posted by Suzanne Driscoll on October 30, 2017

Sounds like a beautiful day at sea, Chief. I can’t imagine how Chris adapted our family lasagne recipe for 30 souls at sea. But, if it was a success then let him know he’s now in charge of cooking it for 50 for New Year’s Eve. Peace be the Journey!
The Driscolls

#3. Posted by VICKI L SHOOK on November 01, 2017

Can you post a picture of the flying fish?  We don’t see them in Kansas!



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