Archive: July 2016

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Day 5 began similarly to the ones before- Aidan’s rhyme and a loud whistle. The water was nice and warm outside of New Bedford for morning dip, and we played a game of Waboba. Unfortunately, Port beat Starboard due to some questionable refereeing. Once we toweled off, we headed down for a breakfast of cereal, yogurt, granola, and fruit. After a delicious breakfast and general cleanup, we began another Port vs Starboard competition, in which we attempted to guess the…

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“Someone’s watch went off so you’re already up. Get out of bed before the ocean dries out,” Aidan shouted at 6 o’clock in the morning. All the students and watch officers lined up by port and starboard watch for our daily calisthenics. Once we had completed our 20 push-ups and 15 jumping jacks we all jumped in the harbor for a game of Keep Away. Port watch won for the second time. Everyone then climbed up the ladder and out…

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At 0603 we were awoken by a whistle followed by a nursery rhyme themed wake up call. We then got into our bathing suits, did 30 jumping jacks and 40 pushups since we did not count out loud during the first set. After calisthenics, we jumped into the freezing cold water of Cuttyhunk. After a short amount of time in the water, we all climbed out and got changed into our clothes. We were soon greeted with the smell of…

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“Get out of your bunks and into your trunks,” Aiden called after a loud whistle.  Fifteen jumping jacks and 20 push ups woke up our bodies, and we jumped in and started our day. One student after the other, we were all in the Mattapoisett water.  Following a mini swim test, all of us separated into our watches and played a quick game of Keep Away. We all dried off and headed to the quarterdeck to test the oxygen levels…

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Upon arrival, we left our bags at the dock. We became familiarized with some of the crew before we left, including our captain, who will be navigating our way through the waters. As our parents left to see the vessel we all became acquainted with each other and gathered for icebreakers and games in the field. A crowd favorite included “Switch Sides If…”, where we would cross the mark if we favored the given topic. As we said our goodbyes…

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This morning we awoke to Aidan’s poem, “The water is glass, go swim with the bass”. Following that, we proceeded to do our morning calisthenics and dip in the water which woke us up. For breakfast we had english muffins, fruit, cereal, bacon, eggs, and yogurt. After eating, we did our chores and tidied the ship. At 0900 we went ashore to tour SMAST, a marine research facility. We saw an AUV named BLUE which is best known for its…

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