10/21/19 - Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Thirty Six

Ocean Classroom 2019: Day Thirty Six

Cape Henry

Pete K.

Today my day started at 0120 when I got awoken by Maddie for our anchor watch with Griffin. After an hour and 20 min. we went back to bed. The next time I was woken up was 0745 for breakfast. The contrast of the wake-ups was apparent because while I slept C-Watch got the boat underway. When I woke up I once again felt the slow rocking and creaking of the hull. For breakfast we had cheesy eggs, sausage, and roasted potatoes. After breakfast I went back to bed before a history class at 1030. In history we reflected on the Chrysler Art Museum. We talked about their featured exhibit about Thomas Jefferson, and about the contrast of what Jefferson wrote in the declaration and how he lived and designed his buildings. After class our watch had lunch and then we started our 1200-1600 watch. We started the watch with only 4 of us who had not yet “fed the fish” today. It was a busy yet fun watch in which I caught an albacore Tuna with Geoffrey. I then got to fillet the fish with Mr. Terry. I got to be up close and personal with the process of the fillet. From there I cleaned up the deck and started to get ready for almanacs. During which I got to give away the friendship hat. This is a blue hard hat that we fished out of the Chesapeake Bay. Before dinner I got to help Ms. Rags with making poké with the tuna we caught. Just before dinner we got a show from a pod of dolphins that was swimming alongside the boat. They stayed for around 5 minutes. All in all it was a great day that will be capped by a 2000 to 0000 watch. I hope to catch more fish in the future.

- Pete