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December 02, 2021

Going out to sea… and back again

Nadia Racz, C Watch, Saint Michael’s College

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Today was our day to move bays once again, but this time we did it differently. Usually, we just motor from one bay to the next and it usually only takes the morning.

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December 02, 2021

Nautical Milestones

Katie Boback, Amherst College

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My day today started off about as early as one can- at 0030 for C-watch’s dawn watch at 0100. Those of us on deck rotated between steering at the helm, lookout, and performing hourly boat checks and weather logging.

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December 01, 2021

Starting to look up again.

HuxleyAnn Huefner, Scripps College

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Today was our first reef survey in St. Thomas. To be honest, I had to double check while writing this that we were actually in St. Thomas. We’ve done a lot of moving between bays and islands that they’ve started to get jumbled in my mind.

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December 01, 2021

Life is Swell: Living in Squall-or

Cassie Ferrante, Colgate University

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November 29, 2021

Aloft!

Nicholas Romano, University of San Diego

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Over the last few weeks we have become very well acquainted with every part of our small city. Our hourly boat checks take us to all corners of the boat, through the storage compartments in the hold and the engine and machinery rooms.

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November 28, 2021

We’ve Got Some News for Ya

Abby Patterson, B Watch, University of Rhode Island

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It has been an eventful few days. We were set to leave Rendezvous Bay early Saturday morning.

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November 28, 2021

Local Apparent Thanksgiving

Sophia Lacambra, Barnard College

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As I’m sure you’ve read in previous posts, life aboard the Seamans revolves around the 18 hour rotating watch cycle that ensures the boat’s constant forward motion (except for science!).  While this cycle optimizes our progress toward Hawaii, it means that there is never a moment for the whole boat to take time to be together without at least a few of us having the responsibility of tending to the ship.

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November 27, 2021

Lead up to the LAT

Adam Young, Emory University

Dumbo the heteropod

Hello, world! It’s been quite the busy past few weeks, what with sailing a boat across the Pacific and all. In just under two weeks, we have made the Seamans travel nearly 1,500 nautical miles. For a while there, I wasn’t completely sure if we would ever turn off the engine, but we’ve reached the Northeasterlies and haven’t dropped the sails since.

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November 26, 2021

All in a “day’s” work

Hannah DelVecchio, George Washington University

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Trade winds, alas! After almost a week of motorsailing on and off the winds have finally filled in and we’ve turned the engine off (for now at least…the doldrums await us).

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November 25, 2021

Mothership

Kira Becker, Northeastern University

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So it was my birthday yesterday and it was seriously the best birthday ever.

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