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12/15/17 - Oakwood 2017: Appreciating the small things around us.

St. Croix, USVI

Skylar, Mason, Rodrigo, Finn, Koa, Natalie

December 15, 2017: After not getting enough sleep, we really enjoyed getting to snorkelin the morning. We swam from where we were anchored to a small islandnear our ship's mooring. During this journey we saw lion fish, aschool of flying fish, a flounder, and even a barracuda. In …

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12/14/17 - Oakwood 2017: Perspective on the affect of the Hurricanes

Christiansted, VI

Max, Anabelle, Julian, Will, Noah, Sam

December 14, 2017: At 7am the students of the Roseway are woken with the suggestion to put swimsuits on for the first boat bath in a week. Once suits are on, students fly from the deck rail into the ocean, awaiting the cleanse. Once we exited the tropical waters, w…

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12/13/17 - Oakwood 2017: Going Aloft!

St. Croix, USVI

Julian, Owen, Anna, Luke, Paul

December 13, 2017: It's Wednesday my dudes! Today we woke up at 5am- A long deliberated decision that we made the night before.  Bleary-eyed, we set the sails for St. Croix. We had originally planned for a 13-hour voyage, but the course we sailed got us there in 10 hou…

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12/12/17 - Oakwood 2017: Culebrita, PR

Skylar, Mason, Rodrigo, Finn, Koa, and Natalie

December 12, 2017: Another positive day! We started out in Culebra, an island off of Puerto Rico, and ventured on to Culebrita, a small island perfect for exploring. In Culebrita, we went on land for the first time in three days! We hiked on the island, where we at…

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12/11/17 - Oakwood 2017: Using Navigation Skills

Culebra, PR

Oakwood School

December 11, 2017: "Anchor-watch is an interesting experience... I can't tell if I enjoy it." - Noah We were woken up at an absurd time, but for something important- taking care of our Roseway while anchored at night! Anchor-watch: basically you must che…

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12/10/17 - Oakwood 2017: Waking Up on the Water!

Oakwood School

December 10, 2017: We woke up in a new environment, on the water! The morning was a period of adjustment. Raising the sails for the first time was much more difficult/teamwork than we thought. The sails were so heavy and hard to get up, but it was very satisfy…

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11/16/17 - Ocean Classroom 2017: Snorkeling

Culebrita, PR

Erim

November 16, 2017: Early 0530 start to the second to last day of voyaging on the Roseway. The Roseway moved away from St. Croix, bound for Culebrita off of Culebra. The morning started with a cloudy sunrise, which I had the privilege of watching from aloft on the mainmast, w…

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