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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

November 20, 2019

All Smiles

June Eikeland, Boston University


Students watch dolphins off the starboard rail.

Ship's Log

Current Position
35 degrees 13.6’ S X 174 degrees 47.6’ E

Ship’s Heading & Speed
280 degrees , 6 knots

Gorgeous day with blue skies and a varied light breeze

Souls on board

Hello there blog readers, wish you were all here sharing this experience with us. We've had an incredible day! Last night my fellow C watchers and I were on deck from 18:00 (7pm) until 01:00 (1am). How awesome is that?! My day began with seeing the moon and stars, the sunrise, and three gimbaled tables full of sleepy smiles come breakfast time. A few weird boat dreams later, and our next watch began!

We swept the deck in rhythm to the song "What do you do with a drunken sailor?", WENT SWIMMING in our very own pool (the open Pacific ocean), SAW DOLPHINS, and gybed a couple times until the wind seemingly disappeared for a bit. ("Hello Lake Pacific," Neil from A watch said as he got on deck.) Thankfully A watch has now found the wind and we're sailing along at 6 knots.

This is becoming an experience that's difficult to be put into words. All I can say is that I'm very grateful to be here.


June Helen

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Climate & Society, • Topics: s289  climate change  study abroad • (2) Comments
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#1. Posted by Anne-Lise Eikeland on November 25, 2019

Så koselig og gøy å lese om noen av dine (dere alles) opplevelse. Hvordan tror du farmor hadde klart seg ombord hos dere(med min angst og litt sjøredd).Glad du ikke har arvet det etter meg

#2. Posted by Tove Eikeland on November 28, 2019

Hi June
Happy thanksgivings,wish you all a special day.
Here up in Asheville NC,we had a perfect day with sun and fresh air.
Love to see all the pictures from your trip.
Enjoy the rest of your amazing trip
Love from mamma Tove



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