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SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

November 11, 2019

Return to Sail

Charlotte Pontifell, C Watch


Above: Ready to go to shore! Below: Lookout, Indian River tour.

Ship's Log

Present Location
17° 12.9’ N x 063° 48.3’ W

Ship’s Heading, Speed and sail plan
352 COG, 4.5 knots, Mainstays’l, Forestays’l

Wind E, Beaufort force 3, 29°

Souls on board

A couple days have passed since our port stop in Dominica and we are now getting back into the rhythm of watch cycle and exploring our new responsibilities in Phase 3. Going to port was a wonderful reprieve from our typical schedule of six hours on, twelve off. Instead we switched to anchor watches which allowed everyone to get at least an entire day to explore Dominica, time for a field trip, and full nights of sleep (almost). Our watch groups were also modified so we soaked in sweet time with friends usually separated by watches and were able to get to know and learn to work with a different set of people. Just like onboard, we were able to make of the port stop what we wanted. Those craving adventure went on the long and challenging Boiling Lake hike, whereas others who sought a more relaxing experience were able to sit by the beach and walk around town. How exciting it was to move through a new space, explore outside our typical watch bubble, and experience some freedom and variety in our schedules!

We are now back en route and have returned to our typical schedules. It is funny how something that once felt so foreign is now entirely natural to return to. Little things that used to feel jarring or uncomfortable like getting personalized wakeups in the mornings, or the rocking of the boat while falling asleep are now familiar and comforting in their own way. It is bittersweet returning to this routine, with only so many days remaining before our next port stop and then the conclusion of our voyage. I am sure that over the next few days we will all be taking care to relish in this sense of place, routine, and community that has evolved over the course of our journey on the Cramer.

- Charlotte Pontifell, C Watch

PS:  To family and friends, I love you and can’t wait to see you soon!

Categories: Corwith Cramer,Atlantic Odyssey, • Topics: c288  gap year  life at sea • (1) Comments
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#1. Posted by Charlotte on November 12, 2019

Thrilling to read about your voyage, your friends and extraordinary experiences. If you go to Trunk Bay imagine me releasing baby green turtles we had raised from the beautiful beach. Happy you all are savoring every moment. Love Charlotte



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