Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 18

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 18

Somes Sound, ME

Mitchell

Friday, September 26, 2020

We’ve been on the Roseway for a little over a week now and we’re currently staying in Somes Sound, Maine. Last night we dropped anchor a few minutes away from where we are staying tonight because there are so many lobster pots in this area. This morning during breakfast, Ms. Miller-Shelley weaved the Roseway through all the lobster pots and got us safely to our current anchor spot. After that, the students and educators prepared to step foot on land for the first time since getting on the boat. I, personally under the impression we would be going on a short, easy hike. I was wrong. Maybe it is because I haven’t walked more than 100 feet at a time for a week, but the hike felt endless. We got two lookout points on two separate hills. The hills weren’t especially tall but the trails were borderline vertical. Views were great through, very pretty. Towards the tail end of the journey we stopped for a sit spot with Thane. A sit spot is basically just an hour of quiet alone time, usually done in nature. When we got back to the Roseway all the students and some of the crew did a swim call. I was also under the impression that the water could not be as cold as it was on Hurricane Island. Wrong about that one too. It was necessary though, everyone was getting pretty smelly.