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12/14/18 - The Oakwood School: Our Voyage Plan to St. Croix

Christiansted, St. Croix

Nomi and Allegra

Today we woke up at 6:30 am in order to follow our navigation course that we planned the night before. A few people woke up extra early to haul up anchor in order to allow us to get an early start motoring. We started hauling sails while motoring and were able to efficiently rais…

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12/13/18 - The Oakwood School: Island Exploration

Lindberg Bay, St. Thomas

Paige, Eliza

Alrighty, so, today we woke bright and early to find that our lovely crew had motored us over to Culebrita while we slept, like babes, in our beds. Sun was out--it was a really nice day. Everyone was ready for some good ol' Nick breakfast. It was oatmeal again--and somehow even o…

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12/12/18 - The Oakwood School: Life at Sea

Culebra, Puerto Rico

Dov, Max, Lexie

We woke in a cold sweat to the metallic heaving of our engine below. Vroom! Crank! Vroom! Grr! We shook ourselves our of sleep, and pounced up the ladder to the deck for morning muster. Breakfast was called. It was time to feed! Eggs became quesadillas, and before we knew it, it …

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12/11/18 - The Oakwood School: Bioluminescent Bay

Vieques, Puerto Rico

All Hands (Anchor Watch Activity)

Early this morning, we set out on a 50 mile sail from Buck Island to Isla de Vieques, filled with learning seamanship skills and reflecting on our experiences aboard Roseway so far. A few crew members got up early to get underway before breakfast. We worked together to raise all …

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12/10/18 - The Oakwood School: More Snorkeling Adventures

Buck Island, St. Croix

Kiki and Max

This morning got off on a bit of a rocky start. People were feeling seasick because of the rocking combined with the speed of the boat. However, when it came time for games, we all perked up a bit and got prepared for the journey ahead to Buck Island. Buck Island was the perfect …

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12/09/18 - The Oakwood School: A Beautiful yet Challenging Experience

Green Cay, VI

Bree, Greer

So today we boarded the Roseway without any knowledge of what was to come. We toured the ship and got familiar with the setting. We began with hoisting the sails for our first sail, which took a lot of teamwork. Even though it was hard to haul the sails. when we were sailing at 8…

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11/01/18 - Ocean Classroom: Day 42

Savannah, GA

AJ & Teagan

The exciting events of November 1st are brought to you by your favorite Foc’s’le bunk mates, AJ and Teagan.  To begin their exciting day, AJ climbed down and aggressively bared all of her weight on Teagan, abruptly waking her out of a peaceful slumber.  Teagan resentful…

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10/31/18 - Ocean Classroom: Day 41

Savannah, GA

Ryan E.

Happy Halloween!  Today I was awoken, and none too excited to get out of bed, I merely rolled over.  Laying there, I wondered what all the commotion and noise was up on deck, and I only realized it after a classmate shouted in celebration.  “It’s Halloween!” I excl…

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10/30/18 - Ocean Classroom: Day 40

Savannah, GA

Alex M.

Welcome to Halloween at Sea 2018!  This evening activity focused on a group game around solving the mystery of the captain’s murder on a boat, circa 1914.  The night started as we each received a unique role with a set of personal goals- the investigation is on for the …

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10/29/18 - Ocean Classroom: Day 39

Savannah, GA

Renny MT

With the stress of mid-terms fleeing, I can again begin my standard routine.  I was woken up by someone on B-watch at 23:30.  I was delighted to be woken up.  As soon as we got on deck, Ryan and I were sent forward to help tack the ship.  We were consumed by w…

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