SEA Currents: ocean exploration
November 03, 2020
With each passing day the anticipation for the well-deserved “land ho!” grows greater as we come closer and closer to Turks and Caicos.
November 02, 2020
Our own Little Island
It was another hot and sticky day aboard the Cramer.
November 01, 2020
All In a Watch
It’s crazy what a difference 12 hours makes. Last night when C Watch took the deck, menacing clouds loomed, lightening flashed and the engine roared as we motor-sailed into yet another squall. Gathering today for our pre-afternoon-watch-meeting, we searched in vain for a patch of shade in which to hide. We gybe, heave-to, set and strike sails on most watches.
October 31, 2020
A Dark and Stormy Night, A Blue Moon and the Bermuda Triangle: A Spooky Halloween on the Cramer
It was a dark and stormy night on the Corwith Cramer as C Watch slid out of their bunks at 0030 on October 31st, 2020.
October 30, 2020
Every Year a Trip South
It is currently my third year doing the trip south, each one has been to a different destination with a different crew, different set of students and different adventures. I only planned on going on the first trip south two years ago but have somehow managed to be on everyone since.
October 30, 2020
The Bermuda Triangle
As we prepare for Halloween, what better place to be but venturing into the Bermuda Triangle, a small portion of the vast ocean that captures many peoples amazement with all of the mysteries it holds.
October 28, 2020
Clouds and stuff
I woke up this morning at around 9:30 and took a shower, which I thoroughly enjoyed after a few days of sweating in the hot sun and in the galley. I then went up on deck and walked straight to the doghouse, where I scrolled around on the GPS computer to check how far we had gone overnight.
October 27, 2020
Star light, star bright, the Corwith Cramer sails at night
As anyone on this ship could tell you, time passes in a peculiar way aboard the Corwith Cramer. Perhaps it is because of our rotating watch schedule of 6 hours on and 12 hours off, but by nightfall, that morning’s sunrise always feels like days away.
October 26, 2020
The Gales Blew Through
As I’m sitting here in the library typing this up, Megan and I can see the waves crashing over the port hole. The waves today have been so intense that they’ve been crashing over the deck, and quite a few unlucky individuals have been soaked, including Raechel, Becca and Ethan. It has been quite a watch.
October 25, 2020
The Gulf Stream and Mini-boats
Gulf Stream ho!!
Last evening we sailed into the Gulf Stream and entered a current flowing briskly to the East at better than 3-knots.