SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
April 23, 2017
27°42.6’N x 077°58.4’W
Description of Location
Riding out the storm just north of the Bahamas
Steady rain, winds SE 20-30 knots
今天可能是在克雷姆（Cramer，船名）上最不平稳的一天了。凌晨的岗位（1:00-7:00）一直在用引擎来帮助前行。当我们上午的岗位（7:00-13:00）快结束 时，天空下起了小雨。我换下班来，吃完了美味的午餐，chili 和corn bread （各种 豆子做的汤和玉米面包），立刻钻进了我的床上，享受我凌晨岗位前的12个小时。
晚餐时，克雷姆号上的永远保持水平的桌子充分发挥了用场，然而我却要扶着 其他船员的肩膀进出餐桌。看了一眼公告我才意识到原来整个甲板都被限制了，我们需 要让站岗的船员知道才可以上下进出。进入下一班岗位的船员在晚饭后立刻开始准备上 岗，他们穿上了一身的防雨服和雨靴。这时我才意识到外面天气的不佳，我等不及出去 站岗了！
Today might be the least stable day for the Cramer so far. Dawn watch was spent sailing with the help of the engine. At around the end of our morning watch, it started drizzling. After we were relieved and had delicious chili and corn bread for lunch, I immediately squeezed into my bunk and started enjoying my 12 hours off before dawn watch at 1am.
After three hours of sleep, I was lying in bed, listening to the Cramer sailing through the ocean. The rain periodically splashed the deck; pushed by the waves, the Cramer was moving like a cradle; some dripping and flowing sounds also sneaked into this melody. Playing with the sound of ropes hitting metals was this bird-like sound the Chirp instrument makes while it examines the depth of the ocean floor.
During dinner, the gimbaled tables showed their full potential. Yet, I had to hold other shipmates’ shoulders to get in and out of my seat. The deck was restricted and we had to get permission from the watch officer to go on deck. The next watch was getting ready and putting on their foul weather gear and rain boots. This was when I realized the exciting weather outside. I couldn’t wait for my dawn watch to start.
Life below deck today was like riding a slow and gentle roller coaster. Still a little seasick, I managed to write this short piece of blog entry.