Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I sit in the salon, recounting the events of today while being serenaded by McKensie and Katie. As they improvise a ukulele ballad about each member of the Roseway crew, laughter fills the air and I find myself happily present and distracted. Today raced by in a foggy, slow sailing way. We kicked off the day with chores and a beautifully delicious breakfast of nachos and beans. We then set the sails, raised the anchor, and glided through the dizzying fog. Forward lookout suddenly became a game “Is that a boat or am I just seeing things?” or “How far can I see?” Science class then consisted of submerging faces into ice cold buckets of sea water and discovering if we could, in fact, turn into whales or dolphins. This was then followed by a brief history lesson where we strategized, and then went to war with the British at Fort George. Sadly, the battle ended in the “largest navel defeat in U.S. history, besides Pearl Harbor.” We brushed that minor setback aside, and continued with out watch cycles until we found anchorage in Rockland, Maine. Following dinner it was C watches turn for dinner clean up which gradually became a dance party filled with a variety of energetic crew members. Organizing, sweeping, and scrubbing was accompanied by belting, dancing, and laughing. It was, by far, the most entertaining and cleaning session I have participated in so far. As I mentioned previously, the day closed with salon singing, homework, and politics. Thane is currently attempting to show the first 2020 Presidential election debate. Today, a seemingly normal day was non- the -less a blast.