SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
April 26, 2017
En Route to Bermuda
27° 39.3’ N; 073° 01.1’ W
Description of location
210 nm NE of Great Abaco, Bahamas. 510 nm SW of Bermuda.
Weather / Wind
Sunny, SxW winds
Every day since we boarded the Cramer it has been a process of learning, overcoming and achieving. Today, while every team works on their research projects with a different organism, I’m sure I speak for most of my shipmates when I say that this experience has been an opportunity to appreciate the world in a different way, conceive the ocean as a vast and living organism hiding life in every droplet of water, where everything is tightly related. For us, this has revealed a new vision of the ocean.
Aboard the Cramer every day is different and I’m confident to say today was my busiest one, a morning session of galley clean up and still ready for any upcoming call to handle lines, do a boat check or steer at the helm. In the afternoon we had a celestial navigation class and the first trial of UARV flying, learning that also the skies are our allies while on this cruise in the Atlantic.
Soon it will be time for me to stand watch, a unique opportunity to navigate with a setting sun on the horizon, inking the sky and clouds with a surrealistic orange seascape. Soon Venus will show itself not too high in the sky, marking the arrival of the stars and constellations that will help us navigate through the night, and definitely making us appreciate the night watch. Joining in the distance with the starry sky, the ocean will be alive with minute organisms that emit light with the motion of the ship, the unique illusion of a bioluminescent ocean in which we will navigate for a few more luminous nights.
Our course is now taking us to the east, almost two hundred nautical miles from the Bahamas and around five hundred until our next stop. Now sailing in ideal weather and motorsailing with a light southwest current, our next destination is Bermuda.
P.S. A mis seres amados en Colombia, los llevo en mis pensamientos cada día a lo alto del Atlántico. Quienes tambien me apoyaron siempre y por el importante rol que tuvieron en alcanzar este logro.