SEA Currents: Corwith Cramer
March 14, 2016
Happy PI Day From Jamaica
Comfortably tied up, portside to the dock at Erroll Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Jamaica
Partly cloudy skies, light winds.
Just a quick to note to family and friends who happen to follow our humble blog here on the Corwith Cramer. It has been an eventful day, but in many ways that is nothing new. But today we did recognize PI Day (3.14 calendar date) by having some delicious Key Lime Pie for afternoon snack. Thanks again to Tia and all her hard work in the galley.
Today also marked an important academic milestone for the students: the culmination of their oceanography research projects which took the form of a shipboard science fair! Students, dressed in their finest 'schooner formal' attire, stood by their oceanography posters and presented their discoveries. I do not use the term discovery lightly and in all honesty, I am pleased to say that I learned something new from each student project. The research being conducted here on the Cramer is unscripted and anything but formulaic.
One never knows for certain what we will measure with our instruments, collect in our nets, or pull forth from the ocean depths. If you are interested in the details, I encourage you to ask the questions when you next speak with your son, daughter, friend, etc. You too will be proud of how much they have learned.
And finally, today also marks our arrival to Port Antonio, Jamaica. A familiar port of call for SEA ships over the years so the afternoon has been spent saying hello to old friends and making plans for an eventful port stop. There is much planned for the students in the coming days so stay tuned. As ever, the learning never ceases here onboard the Cramer.