Tuesday, September 22, 2020
We are still in Gloucester. Today has been similar to most, starting with chores and breakfast. We had our second day of class today which was sail theory and first day of marine science. The whole group seems pretty anxious to get underway since we’ve been at anchor for so long. When we have gone sailing it’s been so much fun. Seeing how the ship operates makes me so excited. Although the days have already started to blend together, something always happens that stands out and shows me why I wanted to do this in the first place. Today that moment happened in the evening a little bit after dinner. My watch was doing meal clean up for the second time today (my least favorite job) and I was doing dishes on the deck with Torie and Aubrey. We were all so cold since we were using the freezing sea water to wash the dishes with. Since the other watches were free for the night, they were all laughing and singing while the sun set, making the sky a beautiful pink and orange color. Hearing everyone having fun like that made me so happy. I could feel the group starting to bond. The casual singing turned into people getting their guitars and ukuleles. As we finished the dishes, we could hear the group singing together on deck. Once we were done, we went and joined in as it got darker. Everyone was there, the students and the crew. That was one of my favorite moments so far because it seemed so wholesome and wonderful. Sitting on the Roseway singing and listening to music made it exactly what I’d hoped it would be since I wanted to go on the ocean.