SEA Currents: c282
November 12, 2018
Dear Future Me…
Today we were instructed to write ourselves a letter that would be mailed to us six months after the trip:
It’s been a long six months since you sailed across the North Atlantic aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, and by this point you have likely forgotten some of the finer points of that beloved journey. As I write this letter, we are cruising along on a glorious day under full sail, biding our time before our arrival in Carriacou tomorrow morning.
November 10, 2018
Upon the Corwith Cramer, community is key. There are twenty-nine of us aboard, each one equally responsible for the health, happiness, and general well-being of the others. One must always stow their gear neatly, brush their hair on deck, and bid their thanks to the day’s dish-doer.
November 09, 2018
Grey Skies and New Hats
Early November. At home frosts and cold rains, deer wandering down to the beach to eat seaweed if snow in the mountains covers their usual browse. Grey skies, and seas. Grey days.
I feel extra at home on the Corwith Cramer today as overcast skies and periodic squalls bring that early November southeast Alaska feel to the tropical Atlantic, albeit 50 degrees warmer.
November 08, 2018
When in Doubt, Label
For most people, I would argue that it’s not everyday one interacts with a space in which everything is in its right place and put there in a specific way. The gravity of this noticing may feel a bit heavier in light of my current living patterns (which may not be the tidiest or most organized), however, it’s become quite evident that nautical life consists of and necessitates certain relationships with the objects (especially the massive one you are living on and riding across the ocean) by which you are surrounded.
November 04, 2018
Getting closer to the Caribbean
I am happy to have the opportunity to write again for the blog. We have had beautiful days as we officially are sailing in tropical waters and getting closer and closer to the Caribbean.
November 01, 2018
A day in the life of Steve, aka Assistant Scientist #2.
It all started at midnight… with an hour left on evening watch (1900-0100), B-Watch, including: Christina, Steven, Bella and Seiji (Students) Becca (Chief Mate) and Emma and Tyler (Sailing interns), were getting ready to turn things over to the ever steady C-Watch.
October 31, 2018
Hi friends and family and Happy Halloween!
Today has been an eventful day filled with various Halloween events such as trick or treating, pumpkin carving, face painting and a costume contest. The science department also performed some Halloween themed experiments which was highly appreciated by the rest of the crew (might have been because of the involvement of m&m’s, but the experiment was pretty cool too).
October 29, 2018
The Next Phase : Shadow Watch Officer
Hello to all friends, family, and blog followers,
Spirits are high today as we have finally crossed into the tropics! Warm layers have been shed, and it is officially sunscreen season. We have also shifted phases into the Shadow Watch Officer phase.
October 26, 2018
Corwith Cramer Pin Rail Chase
The great Corwith Cramer Pin Rail chase for class C-282 commenced under a beautiful blue sky dotted with fluffy little cumulus clouds. A calm breeze from the NNE at a force of 4, and seas of 4 feet from the NxW made for the prefect condition to chase lines.
October 25, 2018
Science at Sea!
This morning C-watch was woken bright and early for morning watch. Some tasty breakfast burritos brightened our morning as we prepared for an eventful watch. Sails were set and struck, morning chores completed, hourly boat checks and weather observations conducted, and a lucky few learned how to use a sextant for the first time.