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Current position of the SSV Corwith Cramer. Click on the vessel to view position history. Use the layer tools, top right, to change the map style or to view data layers. Dates and times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

December 06, 2014

Furthest South

Becky Konijnenberg, B Watch, Amherst College

Today's sunset.

Ship's Log

Current Position
45 21.8’ S x 171 32.2’ E

Cloudy and rainy, variable winds, rare sun. Rather cold.

Sail Plan & Course/Speed
210 degrees,  heading towards Dunedin at a speed of 6 knots

Today started out with a beautiful night shift for B Watch. Even at 1am it was rather light out because of the moon. Seeing a pod of dolphins follow our boat with the moon’s reflection always by our side was quite a sight. We did have some larger swells that were a little difficult to navigate, but all helmspeople did a fine job keeping the boat steady. The folks sleeping down below definitely appreciated it; today was one of the first nights in a few days that everybody was able to sleep through the swells.

Still, most of us decided to interrupt our slumber for a breakfast feast of waffles. Afterwards, we tried to wrap up our history papers that are due tonight. By tomorrow we have draft assignments for other classes due, so many hours were dedicated to working in the library. Later, we had a spontaneous celebration in the light of the fact that the Robert C. Seamans has never previously been this far South. Our watch officers decided to take some pots from the galley and make as much noise with them as possible on the quarterdeck. The lab contributed a disco ball to this little 30 second party. 

The craziness will be continued into tomorrow when we do our weekly cleaning of the boat. Music and creative dances are sure to happen. As you can tell, we are having a lot of fun even though we are all a little stressed with our academic work at the moment. But we are really enjoying our time on the boat to the fullest.

Much love to my cat and my parents (obviously in that order). Also many hugs to my UWC coyears and Amherst friends, you will be pleased to know that my clumsiness continues. Amazing stories will follow.

Cheers and Happy St. Nikolaus to those who celebrate it,

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,The Global Ocean: New Zealand, • Topics: s256 • (0) Comments


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