10/09/17 - Ocean Classroom 2017: Seeing the Largest Navel Base in the World!

Ocean Classroom 2017: Seeing the Largest Navel Base in the World!

Norfolk, VA

Kai

October 9, 2017: Hello all. Today started off with an early morning watch. It wasn't too bad, the usual. The weather was slightly overcast with the occasional sprinkle of rain. It was really windy though. I wish we had a laser or 420 to sail too!

We finally arrived into the harbor around 1. The harbor is called Hampton Roads and is home to  the largest naval base in the world. Going past all the battleships was really amazing. After we got into the harbor and got docked, we went to a laundromat. It was really nice to be able to wash clothes. It was a long walk and it was really humid. When we got back we had some delicious pasta. The view while eating dinner was of a giant battleship (the Wisconsin) docked right near us. Right now we’re all laying in hammocks on deck!

Left: Deckhand Jamee and Erim are ready to haul! Right: The students gather midships for a "Port Report" on Norfolk, VA.

To the tune of "Wagon Wheel" on ukulele, Annie, Kai, and Erim sang original lyrics to brief students on the history and significance of Norfolk. Other students joined in for the chorus--it was a hit!