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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.
December 02, 2019
On Shore in Napier!
After a restful night sleep at anchor my watch (B) and I arose at 0600 to a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, and kiwi and to start to steer the boat into port! It was a pretty short drive as we anchored only about an hour and half trip away from where we were in port. It was an absolutely gorgeous morning and the ride over was super peaceful
December 01, 2019
Sådan en dag I December!
1st of December always marks the beginning of a countdown: to Christmas, to New Years, to the end of this decade (!) and this time, to the end of our time at sea, SEA, and with each other. That makes this year’s countdown feel a little more bittersweet than usual, as we have only a couple of weeks left.
November 29, 2019
Inadequacy and Other Common Seabirds
Hey friends, it’s Dylan.
Over the course of our voyage, we as students are taking on more and more responsibility for the operations of the ship.
November 28, 2019
Amelia’s First Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Robert C Seamans! As we sailed into the morning we knew it was going to be a great day given that for the very first time on our cruise the square sails, course and tops’l, were set! With the north winds at our backs these sails helped inch us closer and closer to our next port stop in Napier.
November 27, 2019
Deep End of the Pool
Salutations from the sea and from your favorite salty south-bound sailors! Jessie from C-watch here, reporting on the many happenings aboard the Robert C Seamans.
November 26, 2019
Rocking and Rolling
Hello everyone on land! This is Rachel J. Today started off pretty rocky as I was shaken awake at 0100 by some big swells. They sent everything flying: me, my stuff, and even fish (two flying fish jumped up on board during dawn watch). I eventually was able to get back to sleep, only to be awoken a few hours later at 0600 for morning watch.
November 25, 2019
550 Meters Down
Well hello there, land people! You’ve guessed it. It’s me, Maia. Today A watch woke up at 0600 for breakfast to start the day off with morning watch (0700-1300). After a not so good night of sleep from a lot of rocking, my mood was quickly turned around when I realized I was in lab!
November 24, 2019
Take it Step by Step
This is Mujahed (Muj) from Methodist University, B watch. I have had a challenging day today as I took part of two watches starting at 1 am to 7 am and another from 7 pm to 1 am. I have also washed the most dishes in my life, so far, during one of my watches.
November 23, 2019
Into the Deep
“Thar she blows mateys! Lower the whale boats ya landlubbers and bring us back a beauty of the deep! Fire up the main furnace, Nate!” That’s our captain, Chris, bellowing to the crew to set out on a whale chase. Ha ha, I am kidding.