10/14/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Twenty Nine

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Twenty Nine

Virginia

Ian D.

Today one could say was somewhat of a crazy day...

We started off the morning as always at 0700. It was seemingly a normal day - we had breakfast and got underway just for a day sail. After having a super good breakfast I went back to bed only to wake up from my slumber hearing voices screaming, "Man Overboard! This is a drill!" Of course I jumped out of bed and came up on deck for us all to do our station bill jobs. "A" watch being the best, we manned the sails, the jib and jumbo. As soon as we were done we all pointed out at the neon soccer ball floating in the water as we saw Andy and Anna driving out to retrieve Oscar. Loved hearing Andy's voice over the handheld radio, telling us the victim was not bleeding. Then after at 1100, we had an all hands history class. It was very cool as it is Columbus Day and we debated about Christopher Columbus and Statues. Not only was it Columbus day, but it was also Griffin Spinney's birthday todayyy!! Then later on in the day Zach caught a jellyfish with a bucket. It was honestly one of the coolest things I have seen on this trip. We got back to our anchorage around 1600 where we then had Almanacs and were introduced to the first "friendship hat." It was given to Pistol Pete today. I am very intrigued to see who may receive it tomorrow. Now we have an all handy study session in the Saloon so I must leave.

Hello again,

Ian