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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans
April 03, 2017
The Third Day: A Poem
44°13.5’S x 178° 33.5’W
Description of Location
Today is a grey day. Stratus clouds with intermittent rain, winds from the SE, Beaufort force of 6, 14.4°C and 8 ft. waves. Four lowers and double reefed main.
The seas are a churnin’,
The coffee might be burnin’,
But there is no time to fuss,
For the weather is coming for us.
Marcia turned twenty-one,
Even the seal thought it was quite fun.
There were cupcakes all around,
To get fat, we are bound.
Three kinds of shrimp were presented today.
Mysid, Euphausid, Caridean - find we may.
And a fourth went in our bellies,
As we sat in our foulies and wellies.
We haul on lines to become hunks,
Yet after watch we fall into our bunks.
The course ordered is 080-
If we can steer that, we’ll be a hero.
Followed by the Albatross,
Into the Western Hemisphere we cross.
Today we are a fishin’
For some tuna we are wishin’.
Into the head rigging I went.
Though nervous- that’s where I was sent.
When the water reached the net,
I literally got my feet wet.
Diane, Jana, and I write this poem for you,
As we sit on the quarter deck eating ramen for two.
We hope you enjoy our awkward story-
Stay tuned for the next recount of our upcoming glory.