SEA Currents: new zealand
December 12, 2019
Report from Great Barrier Island
Amalia from C watch here! Happy to report on the beautiful day we had anchored in a bay in the Great Barrier Island. Summer vibes on this part of the world! (Or at least they look like summer vibes to this tropical girl) and seas as calm as a mirror.
December 09, 2019
Bread and Beans
Naomi from C-Watch here!
I believe that homemade bread is the purest form of love. Our lovely stewards, Ashley and Kylie, are always spoiling us with it. For this blog, my initial idea was to write a short story but as I looked at the calendar I realized how little time is left before the trip ends, so instead of my original idea, I’ve decided to take a more reminiscent route.
December 05, 2019
Return to the Sea
Ahoy! Jessie from C-watch here, writing from our on-board library which is back to its usual rocking and rolling since our departure from Napier this afternoon. The day began with a deck sweep for C-watch. One aspect of sea life I hadn’t thought about before this semester is that the accumulation of dirt is rather dependent on our greatest dirt source: land! Following the sweep, we had the morning off to head into Napier for last minute errands.
December 04, 2019
To Land and Back
Today was a day of celebration, as not one, but two shipmates had birthdays today, Jessie, and Jeff! We just rounded out the day, which was sunny and warm, with carrot cupcakes and a couple of rounds of Happy Birthday singing, including a Danish rendition by our resident Dane, Amelia.
December 03, 2019
Grapes in Peril
Natalie here from C Watch. Today was a wonderful day. We had some free time this morning to explore the art deco-d streets of Napier and do some laundry (yay!). Later in the afternoon, we went a winery and learned all about the effects of climate change on the winery industry.
November 22, 2019
Greetings! Amelia at the helm
The day we had today was unlike any other. With an early wakeup to chocolate chip pancakes (Ashley and Kylie, our beloved stewards, are the best <3), still being anchored in the Bay of Islands, we prepared to make the trip to Urupukapuka by 0900.
November 17, 2019
Day 4 consisted of an exciting, new, and breezy series of events. We started the day early, with a delicious breakfast made by our stewards before morning chores, getting into the routine of eating, cleaning, and taking care of the ship (our home for the month) together.
November 16, 2019
Last Day in Port
Hello from Nicole (A watch) and Rachel (B watch)!
We started day three early with our very first watch rotation: midnight-0100 for Nicole (with Mathilde and sailing intern Neil) and 0500-0600 for Rachel (with Sarah and 2nd scientist Emily). The watch before ours woke us up about ten minutes before we needed to be on deck.
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.