SEA Currents: Robert C. Seamans
December 18, 2016
Passing Tides, Passing Time
36°46.8’ S x 175°10.9’ E
Huse Bay on the east coast of Waiheke Island
Ship’s Heading & Speed
199° True, 0.0 knots
Anchoring for the evening
Slightly cloudy, slightly sunny day with gentle winds blowing from NWxW
A little less than a month ago, I wrote for the daily S-270 blog commenting on how students had spent their first week aboard the Seamans. Now, the students have less than half a week until their voyage officially ends back in Auckland this coming Wednesday. Obviously, if readers have been keeping up with our blog updates, a lot has happened between November 21st and December 18th.
Should one like to know what three words I would use to describe the past few weeks, I would use science, salps, and sailing. Ok, just kidding, salps were not that huge a deal because we caught some other cool creatures.
Perhaps the best indication of how far formerly landlubber students have progressed was today’s “Chase the Buoy” event during class.
Tonight, students will look forward to completing their scientific research papers while snacking on delicious gingerbread cookies. Tomorrow, they and the rest of the crew will look forward to completing the very last Field Day while jamming to some funky tunes. And then the S-270 voyage will end soon enough with all of crew members parting ways with their own separate headings, but not without fond memories of the time spent aboard the Seamans.
P.S. – Hello Anna, Alice, and Angelina, hope your winter breaks start off with plenty of New Hampshire snow! Please tell Ma and Ba that everything’s been well on the ship too.
P.P.S. – DWEEB SQUAD, y’all must be enjoying your winter breaks. Thanks for all the memes and continuous streams of GroupMe updates whenever I come ashore. I’ll see most of you in January (have fun on your off-terms, Jen and Jay)!