SEA Currents: sailing
October 20, 2021
A Thimble of Gimbals
Today we find ourselves as nothing but a thimble of gimbals, tilting amongst the crashing waves of the vast ocean.
October 19, 2021
It was a dark and stormy night - for the third time in a row
As I write this blog, we are hove to on a port tack, in the midst of a blustery gale with easily 15 ft waves in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean - an experience few people have, but none will easily forget.
October 17, 2021
We’re Becoming Sailors!
“Who would have thought that a small, volunteer deckhand position that I started at 15 would lead me to this ship, my dream, and all of you who I now call family” - A thought I had while on watch the other day.
October 15, 2021
As I look out into the horizon, I wonder how these days could get any better.
October 14, 2021
A Still Day on the Slimy Seas
I write to you from the beautiful blue of the open ocean.
October 13, 2021
Ooh, Ahh, Science Report!
At this point, everyone onboard knows the science report song, a tantalizing snippet of which is the title of this blog post.
October 12, 2021
Radioactive Dolphins Ho!
Another busy day as everybody is still getting used to the watch schedule as well as the disorientation that comes with the floor, or rather soles, being constantly in motion.
October 11, 2021
Cramer Culture = Sailing and Science
It has been a busy couple of days and it can be a challenging transition: shore life to a life onboard a sailing scientific research ship at sea!
October 10, 2021
Cruise C-300 departs Dyers Dock, Woods Hole
A fun-filled morning of hands-on skill training that included furling the jib on the head rig and climbing aloft!
August 06, 2021
The Last Blog Post
The final days of S-299 were a whirlwind. In the wee hours of July 5, the students successfully completed their mission; all watches worked together and accomplished navigating to and completing a neuston net tow at three CalCOFI sampling stations.