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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

November 26, 2019

Rocking and Rolling

Rachel Clausen, Salisbury University


Flying fish (SEA file photo)

Ship's Log

Current Position
34°45.26’S, 178°01.54’E

Ship’s Heading & Speed
108.9°, 6.9 knts

Sunny with some clouds

Souls on board

Hello everyone on land! This is Rachel J. Today started off pretty rocky as I was shaken awake at 0100 by some big swells. They sent everything flying: me, my stuff, and even fish (two flying fish jumped up on board during dawn watch). I eventually was able to get back to sleep, only to be awoken a few hours later at 0600 for morning watch.

Our watch passed by pretty quickly. At 0800 we had morning class where we discussed some readings that we had read a few days ago. Then, we heaved to for science deployments! Once we tried to get going again, the wind had died down a fair amount so it was pretty slow going. After an amazing lunch of mac and cheese and tomato soup, we started afternoon class. We started to go over our climate leader profiles, where we each chose a climate leader and made a quick 5-minute presentation about them. Our presentation was shortly interrupted by a really low fly-over by a New Zealand military plane. They radio-ed in to see what we were doing and left pretty quickly after we told them school. After class I took a nap because I have dawn watch at 0100 tomorrow morning and am trying to get as much sleep as possible before hand.

Well, that’s all for now. I’d like to give a special shout-out to Mathilde who has been a fellow leeward-lady with me this entire trip! The company is much appreciated. Also I want to say hi to my Mom, Dad, Bubbe, K.C., and, of course, my dog! Miss you all


Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Climate & Society, • Topics: s289  life at sea  study abroad • (2) Comments
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#1. Posted by Karen Clausen on November 26, 2019

Hi Rachel, I was thrilled to see your post on my daily SEA visit! Love hearing about you and your shipmates daily adventures, it’s all so exciting. And what a vision of you rocking and rolling.

#2. Posted by joanne clausen on November 27, 2019

Hi Rachel, so good to hear from you .we will miss you (especially your two sisters)as we celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow ..wishing you and your boat mates less rocky nights and more wonderful adventures..xoox mom



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