07/14/10 - Project YESS - Watch C Ship Log

Project YESS - Watch C Ship Log

DATE: 7/14/10

TIME: 15:05

OBSERVATIONS: In the last 24 hours we have done many exciting activities that we will remember for many years. When we came up for our 4:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m watch the boat was rocking, so we had to wear harnesses. At around 5:30 a.m we had a chance to see the sunrise and the sky was a beautiful mixture of pink and purple, and the dark clouds were slowly fading away. For many of us that was our first time seeing the sun rise. We also learned how to use the radar, which allowed us to see ships approaching that we couldn't see with our own eyes. After our watch we ate oatmeal and raisins for breakfast, cleaned the soles and bowls, and learned how to scrub toilets. Then we worked as a team to raise the halyard of the Jib Sail as we made the turn towards Saginaw Bay. Later today we climbed out over the water on the bowsprit, which is the farthest point of the ship. One of our teammates worked on overcoming her fear of heights by participating in this activity. Another teammate had a weird experience of him sticking his hand in the head. In conclusion we would like to thank all of the crew members for making this a very wonderful experience that we will remember for a long time. Its funny how majority of the Earth is cover by water, but majority of the people don't get to experience how life like on the water. Everyday people only get to experience the small minority of the Earth but never take the time out to experience the majority that lies out there, the water.

WATCH MEMBERS: Terrance Reynolds, Paul Yeager, Arlayna Lewis, Scott Deckelmann, Paul Martin, Zack Swick