10/15/17 - Ocean Classroom 2017: Adventure of a Lifetime at Sea

Ocean Classroom 2017: Adventure of a Lifetime at Sea

Cooper

October 15, 2017: Visualize if you will. It’s 1422 on a Sunday afternoon, and before your very eyes there’s just ocean. It’s been raining for the past four days I want to say. The waves have been rough. People puking everywhere, myself included. Though on days like today where the sun is out, the clouds are thin and the water is rolling up and down with calm leisure. It makes you just realize how lucky the people here are—to get a chance to see, feel, and listen to such a nice day. If it wasn’t for the fact that I go blind looking at the sun, I think I’d look to see it smiling. Even the early morning was nice before the smiling sun rose from its long sleep. The water was already glowing with light. The bioluminescent phytoplankton almost guiding our way through the dark water of the night. Now I stare at the horizon in hopes of what tomorrow brings, on this adventure of a lifetime at sea.

Left: Ali, Chad, and Ian work in the Main Salon after dark with red headlamps to catch up on some homework and reading. Right: Joey stands forward lookout topped with a captain’s hat from the Nauticus Museum in Norfolk! 

Left: “Take our picture with the ranch and sprinkle cheese!!!”