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August 11, 2019

Once in a Lifetime

Elliot Hayne, B watch, Denison University

Spend a Semester at Sea

And so as quickly this trip began, it ends. With the ship back in harbor right where we set sail from five weeks ago at a glance it can seem like we never left. Thankfully, we still have the memories, photos and friendships left over to remind us of this amazing experience.

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August 01, 2019

Galley Reflections

Lauren Heinen, Steward

Spend a Semester at Sea

The sea is calm tonight.  The tide is full, the wind lies fair.  Steady constellations are illuminated from the dark night.  Nikumaroro looks like the island paradise that as a girl I dreamed of living on.  Uninhabited, a place all your own, to live with nature and create the world you want.

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July 29, 2019

Notes from the galley, and other reflections…

Natalie Patetta, A Watch, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Spend a Semester at Sea

I was supposed to be assistant steward the very first day on the boat, but since everything was chaos and all of the students, including myself, were still trying to find their sea-legs, I missed my chance. After weeks of waiting, the opportunity finally came again

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April 23, 2019

Bread on the Boat

Alexandra Reilinger, Vassar College

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There’s a lot of smells that happen on a sailboat, out in the middle of the ocean, with 35 people packed aboard like sardines. Salt and sea air, that’s pretty nice.

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April 20, 2019

An Unexpected Community

Claire Mayorga, Watch A, University of Texas at Austin

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What can I say except life is good on the Robert C. Seamans. Yesterday during our watch we hit 2000 nautical miles, we experienced the best sailing onboard yet-beating the trip record for distance sailed during a single watch with 35 nautical miles in 6 hours, and it was a full moon. I think A-Watch has finally relaxed from the mainstays’l tear and main boom snapping, both on our watch, literally.

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March 19, 2019

Kevin’s Galley Day

Fin Ouweleen, B Watch, Carleton College

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The cooking prowess of our one and only Kevin Johnson is no secret aboard the Robert C. Seamans, as members of C house onshore got to experience firsthand. However, over the past few days, there have been murmurings aboard that Kevin would not get his galley day and would therefore not be able to bless us with his culinary genius.

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