SEA Currents: c285
April 18, 2019
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
It was a flurry of emotions as we prepared to enter the channel leading into the harbor this morning.
April 17, 2019
Life of a Sailor
At the end of my SEA Semester trip when I was a student, I was voted “Most likely to become a Sailor” by my classmates. While not the only S-271 classmate to pursue tall ship life after SEA, the prediction has come true and over multiple trips and jobs I am becoming a Sailor with a capital S.
April 16, 2019
Not just a Fluke - A Throwback to Our Whale Watch
You know you have made some great life choices when your dinner is interrupted by a surprise whale watching session.
April 15, 2019
The Sounds of the Corwith Cramer
This was an idea given to me late last night while on watch, around 0010, by Betsy, a fellow C-watcher that will be greatly missed upon her departure in Bermuda!
April 14, 2019
A World Aloft: Stopping to Smell the Roses
Life at sea on the Corwith Cramer can often feel like a flurry of watches, food, and some sleep in between. Students are often seen flitting about between the lab, library, and the main saloon busying themselves with research work and nautical science assignments.
April 12, 2019
Sweat it Out
“Take it to the pin and sweat it!” is a phrase heard often setting sails on the Corwith Cramer (and one you may dread if your hands are on the fish halyard). On a tall ship, sweating usually has a different meaning than it does on land. Sweating is what you do to get a sail the last little bit of the way up. On the Cramer (especially for me), both connotations of sweating apply.
April 10, 2019
Friendship and Safety
Today is my busy day. I had watch from 0100 until 0700 and I have watch again from 1900 until 0100. Which means not a lot of sleep, but I get to watch the sunrise and the sunset! This morning during watch I was on lab duty, so I processed a Neuston tow with Rose and then completed a DNA extraction for my group project on Sargassum shrimp parasites.
April 09, 2019
A small boat sailed to the big mat of Sargassum
Today we decided to approach another big mat of Sargassum and take some samples from it using our small boat. Mats of Sargassum are very rare to see. For example, our Captain Jason has sailed this cruise track north six times while it’s the first time to really encounter such large mats of Sargassum with such consistency.
April 08, 2019
A Weekend Briefing: What You Missed!
Saturday: FIELD DAY
“Field Day” aboard the Cramer is not the giant extended recess you remember from your elementary school days. There is no swing set, or giant game of capture the flag. Instead it is an entire afternoon dedicated to cleaning.
April 04, 2019
Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by Chacos. It seems to be the shoe of choice for adventurers, sailors, biologists, and study abroad students.