10/12/18 - Ocean Classroom: Day 22

Ocean Classroom: Day 22

New London, CT

AJ H.

Today was a pretty average day on the Roseway.  We were woken up at 7am by Renny, to a very unfortunate phrase, “good morning- it’s full foulie weather.”  I prepared myself for the day in so many layers I could hardly move. Just when I thought I knew what to expect, I noticed a very chilly breeze coming from various places.  I looked down to assess the situation, and couldn’t help but notice holes throughout the midsection of my jacket.  Every gust of wind brought water into my suit.  It was not the best start to my day.  

While the wind continued to howl, the weather drastically shifted to a beautiful day full of sun.  It was very nice!  Around 13:00 we departed from New London, CT, and as we left the harbor the wind picked up.  We have gotten to the point of our voyage where we are responsible for navigating Roseway without assistance from our deckhands while using the radar.    I was concerned in the beginning, because navigating wasn’t as easy as I predicted it to be.  There are so many different factors that can easily alter our course, meaning you need to state your current position nearly every 15 minutes.  

The seas have been kind of choppy today, considering we have been travelling against the current.  We got to witness the sun with a halo around it, as well as a sundog which reflected 20∞ adjacent in the clouds.  The sunsets and sunrises are truly remarkable!  A rough start to the day, but yet again another unforgettable memory.