09/26/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Eleven

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Eleven

Gloucester, MA

George M.

Dear voyage log,

Today was our first full day in Gloucester. We started the day with a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon and toast which was awesome. We then headed to a small but excellent coffee shop to fill the caffeine craze, the scones and cinnamon buns are crazy good. Afterwards we walked all through town and all the way to the end of Rocky Neck where we saw Gloucester Marine Railway, it was super interesting to learn about. We headed back to the Roseway for lunch which consisted of pasta and sausage. Next up in our very full day was a trip to the Gloucester Maritime Museum to check out some plankton and touch tanks filled with oysters, lobsters, hermit crabs, and other assorted sea life. After the museum tour, we had a tour of Adventure, our sister ship that we are docked next to. It was really interesting to see how different but similar the two ships are. Finally, we ended our jam-packed day at the Gloucester fisherman’s wharf. We got to see how multiple species of fish are weighed, separated, and packed in ice, ready to be sold. I thought today was great because I personally have never been to Gloucester and it was really cool to see the town and learn about its rich history. This is only the beginning and I can’t wait for more!

Signing off,