SEA Currents: new zealand
November 15, 2019
Day #1 Aboard
Hey everyone, Sarah Banks here.
We’re finally aboard the Robert C. Seamans, wahoOo!
November 14, 2019
The intrepid students of SEA Semester S-289: Climate and Society have all arrived to SSV Robert C. Seamans in Auckland, New Zealand after completing shore components in Woods Hole, MA and the South Island of New Zealand.
November 07, 2019
Now and Then
Not so long ago, in the not too distant past, a younger version of myself embarked across the North Pacific on the SSV Robert C. Seamans. I was an eager and adventurous little explorer following a dream to sail across the sea.
November 06, 2019
Haere Mai, Class S-289!
Students and faculty arrived safely in New Zealand today, surprisingly energetic considering the long hours across the Pacific Ocean.
November 02, 2019
The Flaming Aces
Dutch Blitz: A high intensity card game of skill, speed, and sometimes plain luck (very similar to Pounce if anyone has ever played that). But this is not just a simple game of cards. It is a way for so many of us to come together, take a break, laugh and have a small bit of everyday land life brought onto the ship.
March 28, 2019
Students arrive aboard SSV Robert C. Seamans!
The students of SEA Semester class S-285, Oceans & Climate, have all arrived safely in New Zealand and are now settled in aboard their home for the next five-and-a-half weeks, the SSV Robert C. Seamans. Be sure to follow their voyage on this blog.
March 21, 2019
Remember Me, Bobby C.
One thousand nine hundred and ninety eight nautical miles, one thousand five hundred and thirty six eggs, and over eight hundred cookies later we have arrived at the end of our voyage.
This day has been a whirlwind of emotions and envirox as we spent our final day aboard the Seamans.
March 20, 2019
Today is March 20, 2019. Today is our last full day of watch rotations. Today the sea was calm and the skies were sunny. We are about 20nm west of Kaikoura Peninsula.
I had dawn watch from 0100-0700.
March 18, 2019
Our final leg of the journey is upon us! We departed Wellington over the weekend for our final stop in Christchurch. The Junior Watch Officer phase, or JWO for short, has officially begun, much to my dismay.
March 15, 2019
A Rewarding and Complicated Day Ashore
Today was a sobering entry in an already unique time at sea and ashore. Our day began earlier than usual, with an 0600 wakeup precluding the usual breakfast and set of chores. By 0800 we were off to the famed Wellington cable car, which Eric pointed out was technically a funicular.