SEA Currents: sailing
November 23, 2021
All of this memorization of the lines we’ve been doing has led up to this day; where we were tested on our knowledge by way of the traditional line chase.
November 22, 2021
The Moon & Stars in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean
First time on deck tonight:
Being up on the quarterdeck this evening after watch was magical.
November 21, 2021
Night Watch in Still Air
It has been an eventful day here on the Robert C. Seamans!
November 20, 2021
We continue to sail (motor) south towards the tropics and fairer winds.
November 18, 2021
Let’s Talk about Sextants: Celestial Navigation
At promptly 1430, the ship’s company met on the quarterdeck in the afternoon sun for our daily class. Some shipmates shared reports on engineering (Audrey), navigation (Oscar), science (Cassie, Hannah, & Alice), and a field weather report (Carson & Sophia). Some things to note from these reports…
November 17, 2021
Ready for Research
We’re completely under sail! This morning we took the reef out of the mainsail and set the topsail for more power as the winds have eased.
November 16, 2021
Underway at Last
Last night as we lay at anchor off Catalina, we were surrounded by schools of Squid.
November 10, 2021
Finding Joy in the Little Things
November 09, 2021
We have officially entered the waters of the Caribbean Sea, and this morning at exactly 1129, the island of Virgin Gorda, BVIs was spotted (while I was tucked away in my bunk after an early dawn watch).
November 07, 2021
Among the many things that we students are learning to do aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, one of my favorite things that I have learned so far is the art of celestial navigation.