Archive: August 2015

photo 4[2]

Morning calisthenics was still as hard as ever, but we are getting used to it now. Morning dip was freezing, but there was nothing unusual about that. Breakfast was a delicious course of bacon, eggs, sausage, and English muffins. After we’d cleaned up, sprayed pine-sol, and polished, Capt. Randall ferried us out on the dinghy to Tarpaulin Cove beach. We played rollicking games of ultimate frisbee, Dodge the Crab and Tackle Tucker. We also lounged around the beach. When we…

photo 1

We once again got up at six o’clock, did our calisthenics, and dove into the cold water of Cuttyhunk. Captain did a back flip off of the head rig, impressing us all. We had our hearty breakfast of Cheerios and Rice Krispies and began to motor to Vineyard Haven. While motoring, we were introduced to the game “Spoons.” We then took a break to learn how to tie knots with Jack. Once we arrived at Vineyard Haven, we went to…

photo 3[2]

Today, we arose to the sound of Thibaut’s whistle. After our morning dip and Keep Away, we motored over to Cuttyhunk. While hiding away from the thunderstorm down below, we had magnificent chocolate chip, smurf, and original pancakes with a spectacular array of fruit. After approximately two hours, we anchored in Cuttyhunk. After landing on the docks of Cuttyhunk, we took a long and adventurous walk across the island through a maze of seemingly tropical trees, stepping aside for golf…

photo 1[1]

Today we started out with morning calisthenics and a quick swim test. The water was relatively warm, which lent to an easy, fun dip. After, we set up and devoured a delicious breakfast of eggs and bacon. We then cleaned up our bunks and the ship. As a reward for finishing quickly, we were able to do a quick scavenger hunt. Port watch finished earlier than the Starboard watch, coming in two clues ahead. We were given our journals and…

20150802_193919

Today was the first day of our Tabor Boy orientation! All the students were dropped off about 1600 at the Tabor dock. All of us arrived with our parents carrying bags of luggage, looking jittery. After we dropped our bags off at the dock, the students split from the parents and joined in a circle on the grass. We did some great bonding activities, some of which were the human knot, two truths and a lie, and would you rather…