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

SEA Currents: SSV Corwith Cramer

May 07, 2018

Swizzles and Gangways

Karina Wells, A Watch (but currently part of Starboard Watch), University of California -Santa Cruz

Study Abroad at Sea

Above: Jenny and Tucker are the first to set foot ashore! Helping pull the Cramer into port. Below: Swizzle has commenced!

Ship's Log

Current Position
32°22.73’ N x 064°50.81’ W

Course & Speed
In Port

Sail Plan
No sails!

So clear, and sunny, and beautiful

Souls on Board

LAND HOOOOOO!!  Yes, that's right.  Land has been spotted.  And even better? We are docked.  We have officially finished the first leg of our at sea component. Coming into port was a busy and exciting experience.  Our main engine was secured (meaning turned off) at 1033, and we cleared customs at 1120!  The water in Bermuda is so incredibly lovely.  The truest definition of crystal clear aquamarine I have ever seen. Gorgeous. We are now on Bermuda time, that's 5 hours ahead of the west coast, Family.  We had an "all hands" lunch and dinner, which seats all 32 persons aboard. Talk about a bonding moment, am I right?  We then had a debrief for island protocol, and then...we got to go ashore!!  Ah, land...what a beautiful thing.  We had 4 hours of free time today, which I spent going into St. George's with a few other students. We made the mistake of looking at some shops, and I am sad to say that my wallet has already fallen victim to my shopping urges here in Bermuda.  But if I'm not at home, it's different, right?  Anyway, the five of us decided on lunch onshore.  The restaurant was super cute, and had a balcony that overlooked the water.  It was amazing.  We have a swizzle (nautical speak for party) tonight as well as a celebration for all our hard work.  There is more to come!

UPDATE: Our swizzle was amazing.  Skits galore filled the first part of the evening.  It was followed by a live band (thanks to our lovely and talented crew), and we did some very awkward and bunched up line dancing.  We then proceeded into singing songs that only maybe 2 of us new and tried to teach the others.  Mom, we sang Black Socks.  I thought you'd appreciate that J.

After much toasting with odd flavored soda drink, laughing and dancing, we then dispersed for a few sweet moments of internet connection with loved ones back home.  Mom, Dad, Danielle, I loved being able to see all your beautiful faces today.  And Rachelle, you suck.  But, I will try to call you again tomorrow (so you better answer, sister dearest).  I miss you all tremendously, and truly can't wait to "see" you again tomorrow.  But first things first, field trip tomorrow! To Bermuda Radio.  Whelp, this cadet is tuckered out, and has watch from 0100-0200, so I bid you all adieu.


Categories: Corwith Cramer,Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, • Topics: c279  study abroad  bermuda.  port stops • (0) Comments
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