SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
October 29, 2014
Forward to Madeira
32° 47.6’N x 016° 27.9’W
gently sailing downwind within sight of Madeira
Ahoy from the Corwith Cramer, out on the rolling sea,
Proud bow, billowing sails – she’s a pleasure to see.
The journey has been long.
Voyaging’s no small thing,
Especially as we were busy watch standing
We resisted the binding spell of a siren,
Escaped the gaping jaws of the Leviathan;
Weathered many a storm, came out clean from a gale,
Defeated hungry Kraken, hunted a white sperm whale;
Avoided deathly shallows, sailed up mystical straights,
Fought off bloodthirsty pirates (they don’t make good shipmates);
Endured the blazing sun, pierced the darkest of nights,
Using noble sextants when land got out of sight;
Dodged blazing meteors raining from Orion,
Sailed by two continents, a sea and an ocean;
Wrote academic papers, deployed a Neuston tow,
And now to Madeira merrily we all go!
PS: To Mutti, Vatti, O & J, hello! I miss you guys, hope all is well. Say hi from me to everyone back home!
PS2: Jason we miss you!