Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 17

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 17

Mt. Dessert Island, ME

Katie

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Today was our first full day without seeing land. B watch had the 12:00 am to 4:00 am watch this morning. After finishing our watch at 4:00 am we all went back to sleeping. Later we were all awoken to not only a meal but to a little grey and yellow bird. The birds name is Tim Tim. The bird flies around and keeps the cook, Sean, unwanted company. We are too far from land for the bird to leave so it will live with us on Roseway util we make it to Maine. Sadly we don’t have a bird house for it so it will have to find somewhere else. Saul mentioned braiding his hair to make a nest for the bird but right now his hair is too short. Tim Tim had a friend named Brodie, but he took one for the team and attempted to fly to land. I’m not really sure how it got to Roseway because it’s about the size of my hand. Birds are not the only thing that we have seen, we have seen whales, dolphins, and bioluminescence. As I am writing this it looks like Tim Tim's brother has come back and is sitting on the main preventer. This is only one of the memories that have been made so far on our voyage. Every crew member, mate, and the Captain are super nice and understanding. Everyone on this boat has a role even if it is scrubbing the soles. Even the little bird brought something, which was a good laugh. I never thought I would laugh so hard at a little bird flying head to head on the deck. I’m looking forward to many more memories and good laughs with my shipmates.