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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

April 05, 2017

Phyto-Nutrients for Supper

Angel Kulynych, Assistant Steward

Ocean Exploration

Smiling Faces=Clean Plates

Ship's Log

Noon Position
44° 15.0’S x 173° 14.0’W

Ship’s Heading

Speed over ground
5.8 knots


Wind: South w/ Beaufort Force 6. Sea: SSE, 6ft Cloud Cover: 5/8 Cumulous. Pressure: 1024.5 millibars. Temperature: 13.0°C

Souls on Board

Much like a good song, a great meal has the power to take you on an adventure. A momentary reprieve from heavy thoughts, unknown expectations and duties, missing family & friends on land, and just plain what's to come next.

I am moved by this group of young adults and their appreciation of strong bonds, always contributing joyfully and with high energy to boot.  Genuine community and fellowship is proving to be a sure antidote for sea-sickness while clean plates continue to graciously return to the galley after the lively and vibrant ritual of meal time.  As we all continue to work together and in the spirit of sailing, we celebrate each others company every time we share a snack or meal.

And that's pretty special. 

I peer from the galley and recognize the hard work, talent, and pure passion that each and every member of this crew possesses.  For me, food is also like a time key that unlocks some of my most treasured memories and S-272 is no exception. 

With warmer weather just around the corner and no land in sight, food is a passport to golden moments but it's the people here. Right. Now. That make these moments unforgettable.

I am a witness to a sweet medley of ingredients and personalities that live aboard in harmony and I wonder what's next for myself and my crew.  As I write this blog, my crew eats and laughs and Captain Jay picks his guitar, Steward Lauren shares her magical voice and I just feel blessed.  We all share the same enthusiasm for the thrill that the adventure of sailing brings.  Seeing little pieces of myself in the students and the rest of the crew, I smile with delight knowing the bond and time we share will not shift over time no matter where our dreams take us next. 

I can only hope that an aroma or taste will transport us back to our time spent on the Robert C. Seamans.

So, Here's cheers to flavor, fun, learning new things and without a doubt, friendship...

Cooking with Love Always,

This blog entry is dedicated to my beloved best friend of over 20 years, Ashley Look, SEA Semester Alumni, who never ceases to amaze me and has always encouraged me to pursue my dreams.  Thanks Bibs! xoxo

P.S. I love you Mom!

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Ocean Exploration, • Topics: s272  life at sea • (4) Comments


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 Steve Numata on April 05, 2017

What a beautiful picture of all of you at the table.
Thinking of all of you!
Enjoy your voyage,
Stay safe, make good decisions and continue to be kind to each other.  Sounds like you have a wonderful community of sailors!

Take’s Mother.
Love you Take.
You look happy!

#2. Posted by Keith Segalman on April 06, 2017

Lily, Don’t try to ride that whale! It looks like you are having a wonderful time. I hope you are not sea sick. Love. Dad

#3. Posted by AC on April 12, 2017

Nicely written blog, Angel!!!!!

#4. Posted by Ashley on April 12, 2017

Wow!!!! Angel this is beautiful and so sweet of you!  I am so happy you are enjoying this adventure and so jealous to be missing out!  There is nothing quite like it. These weeks on the water are bound to change your life. I’m so excited excited for you and all the ships company.
Fair winds to all you salts!!!❤️



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