Archive: July 2017

Noah woke us up with his morning rhyme today at 6:00 a.m. After our morning swim and breakfast, we headed to Penikese Island to an oyster farm. We learned about the island’s history and what is currently going on on the island. It was a former leper colony, a rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents, and a marine biology center. Today, the Penikese Island School is a rehabilitation center for men with substance abuse issues. While on the oyster boat, Zoe…

We woke up to a loud whistle and Noah’s morning rhyme. Immediately we changed into our bathing suits and headed to the deck. We all plunged into the water and played a game of keep-away which Starboard won yet again. We hosed the salt water off and set up for an egg and bacon breakfast while Port Watch did water sampling. After we cleaned up breakfast, we took the Ribcraft to SMAST at UMASS Dartmouth’s marine campus. There we learned…

The day began with Noah’s angelic melodious voice serenading us from our slumber. We did jumping jacks and push-ups before diving into the water for our morning dip. Starboard Watch, as always, dominated the Waboba game. We ate like kings and queens for breakfast and feasted on French toast and sausages. We completed our daily chores following the meal. During a quick lab, we observed how long we were able to see different wavelengths of light in the water using…

On the first rainy day of our journey, we arrived at Hoyt, said goodbye to our parents and played icebreakers to get to know each other. We discovered our common interests playing “Blobs and Lines” that became our favorite game. Following the games, we headed out to the launch pad that brought us to the Tabor Boy. We went to our bunks and organized our luggage. After getting settled, we took a swim test that was difficult due to the…

We woke up in beautiful Cuttyhunk to cold water. The crew and students played keep away and Port Watch won once again. While Starboard set up breakfast, Port watch did a water quality test. After we ate our delicious breakfast, we went on an oyster boat with Seth Garfield. He taught us about oysters and some of us ate oysters for the first time. We also learned about the rich history of the Penikese Island, that had a former Leper…

Today we were woken up at 6:00 a.m., after morning calisthenics we took a quick dip in the cold Clark’s Cove water. We played a rigorous game of keep away and surprisingly Port Watch won! We climbed aboard and changed in the humid bunkrooms. For breakfast, we ate delicious eggs and bacon that filled us up for two hours. During clean up, Chip graciously fed us more bacon so that there were no leftovers. Cap took us to shore where…

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