07/31/14 - Arrival In Portland Maine

Arrival In Portland Maine

Sasha, Harry, Jack M., Jess

We are writing from Lincoln Park in Portland, Me. Some ambassadors are playing soccer and some are playing a game of whiffle ball.

Anchor watch was unusually foggy last night. We couldn’t even see the water. We got woken up at 0730 and started our day with 35 “I’m A Stars.” Breakfast was egg sandwiches and a fruit salad. Then we did several hours of reading and reflection to wait out the fog. We raised the anchor and sails yelling out “heave” and “ho.” We sailed for about 2 hours into Portland Yacht Services. We had lunch which was chicken, rice, veggies and gravy. Then we got on land and felt like we were still on the boat. Then we took public transportation to STRIVE. We hung out with some cool kids with mental and emotional disabilities. We played games and they taught us a fun dance to “Timber.” We had so much fun! Then we took the bus to downtown Portland and now we are in the park while most of the crew are running the boat for a private charter. We are excited to meet back up with them at 7pm for a concert in a different park. Then we will head back to our home for sleep and anchor watch. We are excited for what tomorrow will bring.