SEA Currents: Robert C. Seamans
March 26, 2015
43° 35.19’ x 172° 49.48’
Course & Speed
061°; East at 7 knots
Forward Stays’l and Main Stays’l set
Mostly cloudy, light wind, 19° C/67° F
After a few exciting days in the beautiful country of New Zealand, we are now under way and headed to our first stop, the Chatham Islands. Together we have traveled to the other side of the planet (with FAR too many mishaps…), explored foreign places, hiked great peaks, and so much more. However, the time has come to set sail into the South Pacific.
The towering, vibrant mountains of Lyttelton are shrinking into the distance, while more and more of the strikingly teal ocean surrounds our new home, the SSV Robert C. Seamans. SEA has never sailed this cruise area before, so these are truly new waters for all of us. This brings us novel opportunities for science, exploration, and adventure, as well as an abundance of enthusiasm. The diversity, magnificence, and awe of the “Middle-Earth” that we left behind will be missed, but the excitement of our destinations and discoveries compel us to sail on. I could not have more intelligent, dedicated, and talented classmates and crew members to teach me and accompany me on this unforgettable journey. I look forward to learning more and enjoying every day we spend together in this unique part of the world.