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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer
October 31, 2018
23° 03.0’N x 058° 10.8’W
Description of location
380 miles North of Barbuda
Beaufort Force 3, coming from NW.
Sea Surface Temperature/Salinity
28.0°C / 36.7 psu
Hi friends and family and Happy Halloween!
Today has been an eventful day filled with various Halloween events such as trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting and a costume contest. The science department also performed some Halloween themed experiments which was highly appreciated by the rest of the crew (might have been because of the involvement of m&m's, but the experiment was pretty cool too). A huge thank you to the amazing staff on the Corwith Cramer for putting all the activities together!! We even got a spooky start to our Halloween with some lightning during the dawn watch.
B-watch started the day bright and early for dawn watch (0100-0700), during which we spent most of the time zig zagging through clouds with lightning. It was not as terrible as it sounds, it offered some beautiful scenery and kept us busy and awake through the night. I was on extra look out since it was my time to be Shadow Watch Officer. It is a little stressful since it is a lot more responsibility. However, it is also really fun to notice how much you have actually learned during these weeks, and then be able to put that knowledge in action!
Towards the end of watch we also did some celestial navigation using the sextants and the morning navigational stars. I finally (!!!) managed to get a proper reading from a sextant. The sextant (or as I like to call them, the grumpy old man who knows everything and doesn't want to share) and I have not been good friends before, but thanks to some help from my watch officer Becca, the sextant and I are now on the recovery route. Hopefully we can have a great relationship in the future since being able to use a sextant makes you pretty awesome in my opinion.
I'd also like to wish my Dad a Happy Birthday! Stort Grattis på födelsedagen Pappa!! Hoppas din dag har varit grym. Saknar och älskar dig massor. Puss!
Mamma: Snälla ta med ett micro sd kort till min kamera, mitt gick sönder J Puss
Hope everyone at home has had a fantastic Halloween, we sure did! See you soon.
- Isabella Andersson, B-watch, Hawaii Pacific University