Category: Orientation at Sea

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…

At 6 a.m., we were rudely awakened to the sound of a loud whistle, signaling the beginning of our morning. After we changed, we did a short workout before jumping into cold salty water. After adjusting to the cold water, we played a friendly game of keep away, Starboard versus Port Watch, in which Starboard obviously won. We rinsed off and got ready for breakfast that consisted of French toast. While breakfast was being prepared, Port Watch tested samples of…

This morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Fireman Center we played icebreakers. We found out that everyone on this voyage has traveled abroad and Pierce has eleven chickens. We then boarded the vessel and put our things in the bunks and took a swimming test. Sam found an egg at the bottom of the harbor. Then we were on our way to Kettle Cove! We drank out of a natural spring, played Sportsball, and swam. On the shore, Port and…

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