Ready for an adventure with a purpose? Request info »
  • Search SEA Semester, Summer and High School Programs
  • View SEA Semester campus visit calendar

Current position of the SSV Robert C. Seamans. 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 Robert C. Seamans

April 29, 2019

Celebrating Land

Adrienne Tracy, A Watch, Colby College

width="446"

Camille, Julia, Adrienne and Ginny (left to right) celebrating their first hours back on land. The good ole Bobby C. and the Rai'atea lagoon are in the background.

Ship's Log

Noon Position
16 43.77’S x 151 26.5’W

Location
Uturoa, Rai’atea

Heading
In Port

Wind
ESE Force 6

Souls on board

Today was the day many of us had been looking forward to since the first bouts of seasickness hit. We came into port and were able to go ashore. Now I don't want to sound like I didn't enjoy my time at sea. It was incredible and coming to land is a bitter sweet end to our voyage, but the sweetest part that we've all been missing is a particular creamy cold dessert. At sea I believe we spent multiple meals talking about ice cream, especially after reaching the tropics. After 30 days at sea the crew finally got to walk on land again. Today our dreams of creamy goodness came true and we not only saw the beautiful tropical island, but we were able to step ashore and see other people, mainly those selling ice cream. 

As excited as I was for ice cream, we also presented our presentations today. It was great to see how all of the data we collected came together. I think most of us have seen a lot of processing throughout the trip, but today we got to see what it all means. The diverse range of projects really allowed me to learn a lot while I've been here and I appreciate that we were all able to help collect data for each other. Everyone did an amazing job putting all the information together and explaining the relevance of the trends they found.

Rai'tea is a beautiful place and there are so many sights we still need to see, but when we finally went ashore, instead of sight-seeing I found most of the students in town running for some of the foods they missed the most. Luckily there were multiple places nearby that sold hard serve, soft serve and even milkshakes.  Afterwards, many of us then went in search of fresh fruit at the market and we found some beautiful avocadoes and
pomplemousse.  We were able to walk along the water and see some of the cool birds and crabs that live here. I am excited to see more of the island tomorrow and to revisit the ice cream store again.

- Adrienne Tracy, A Watch, Colby College

P.S. I love you Mum! Kiss Remy and Trigg for me!

P.P.S. Alf, congrats on your amazing trip to Peru! I hope you made it home safely!

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Oceans & Climate, • Topics: s285  study abroad  life at sea  port stops • (4) Comments
Previous entry: Clueless at Sea    Next entry: The Local Scene

Reactions

Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Stephane on May 01, 2019

Congratulations on the long journey at sea! You are all very brave!! We are several people here in Norway that have followed you on the trip!

From Stephane - mother of Embla


#2. Posted by Jeff Tracy on May 02, 2019

Enjoy the time on whatever beach you find at the end of your journey. Sit in the sun and reflect upon all of the amazing things that you have seen and done.

Jeff - father of Adrienne


#3. Posted by Shannon on May 03, 2019

Thank you ALL for the wonderful entries and pics! Feeling grateful that we got to “take the journey” with y’all! Much Love and Welcome to land!  Looking forward to seeing my girl Ally


#4. Posted by Shannon on May 03, 2019

Thank you ALL for the wonderful entries and pics! Feeling grateful that we got to “take the journey” with y’all! Much Love and Welcome to land!  Looking forward to seeing my girl Ally


Name:

Email:

Add a comment:

Notify me of follow-­up comments?

I would like SEA to keep me informed about news and opportunities.