SEA Currents: gap year learn to sail
November 13, 2019
St John, USVI’s Port Stop
So uhhh, tonight we saw aliens.
Just as I was settling into a relaxing anchor watch after a long day of customs, ice cream, anchoring, swim calls, delicious views, and overly sunny and sweaty cuddle puddles, some more excitement peered around the corner.
November 12, 2019
Aloft and About
Another wonderful day here aboard the Cramer out in the Sombrero passage just due east of the Sir Francis Drake Chanel. Today students spent time collecting inventory for galley team, learning the intricacies of plate tectonics in the Caribbean and relaxing out on the course yard aloft for a beautiful sunset over Virgin Gorda.
November 10, 2019
As the assistant engineer I have spent a long time familiarizing myself with our engineering spaces and the things we keep in them. We have vast, organized stores of tools, materials, knick-knacks, and thingamabobs so that in any problem-solving scenario we may have the supplies on board that we need to fix just about anything that could pop up.
November 03, 2019
Excited about our First Port Stop
As we get closer and closer to our first port stop, Dominica, I am filled with mixed emotions. I am eagerly awaiting our first glimpse of land (and to see who will win the Land Ho bet) and to find out if you can really smell land like some people have said.
October 27, 2019
Youth and the Sea
Day 17: this is one of my favorite points during the trip. Behind us are the days in the beginning of the voyage where the students, wide-eyed and perhaps a bit overwhelmed by their immersion in a new and totally alien environment, careen from helm to lookout to lab as they try to learn the language of the ship, how to steer a course and plot a position, and how to count copepods through a microscope while timing the roll of the ship.
October 23, 2019
Loving Life at SEA
These past couple of days has shown all of the Ship’s company exactly what the ocean has to offer. From a storm that forced us into hiding and made Cap stay up all night (poor guy) to the beautiful deep blue waters of the North Atlantic.
October 19, 2019
Learning for the Sake of Learning
Daily life aboard our new home is filled with not only fun and adventure but also knowledge and experiences that we will never forget. It’s really easy not to notice how much we are actually learning because of how exciting everything is.
March 29, 2017
10 Things to Look for in a Gap Year…
10 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A GAP YEAR
From hiking in the Andes to volunteering at a local hospital, a gap year is a personal journey of exploration. Such a journey can take many routes. So how do you plot your path?
The following are some of the key elements that students typically consider when planning their gap year.
Read through the list, and consider which items are important to YOU.
Doing so may help you define your priorities as you decide on your gap year experience.