Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 27

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 27

Gloucester, MA

Julia

Sunday, October 4, 2020 

Another day underway! We left our anchorage outside of Portland at around 0800. The winds and sea decided to be very calm today, maybe a little too calm, so we have been motor-sailing all day. My watch (A watch) had an easy day, only having to stand watch for about 2 hours today due to our 0400-0800 watch this morning. I got lucky enough to have the very last anchor watch from 0600-0700 which consisted of a very beautiful, orange sunrise and many funny wakeups of both the crew and students. Because Sundays are our days without classes, we used it to catch up on homework, reading, and various projects like laundry and ditty bag making. Our ditty bags are a canvas bag, made from the same material as our sails, that we will each spend the term making and customizing. In the end we should each have a practical work/tool bag that will sport our sewing progression throughout the next several weeks. One event that highlighted our day was a visit from Brooks. At about 1700 he pulled up alongside Roseway in a 10ft whaler with sweet gifts of fresh maple syrup and in return took some letters that are to be mailed out to our friends and family. It was nice to see a familiar face after about a week of roaming around the foggy islands of Maine. Spirits are high aboard good ole’ Roseway as we head south towards Gloucester Harbor to anchor at some point tonight, followed by the rest of our journey southbound to Puerto Rico! With all the homework done and my watch at 0000, it is time to head to the bunks!