Monday, October 5, 2020
Hello from Gloucester Harbor! Roseway has finished her island hopping through Maine, and we are now on our way south! We arrived here last night, and are anchored to receive provisions. Despite the heavy rain we experienced last night during our watches, the sun shined through today, giving us class outside on deck. Our classes were history and literature. As a collective, we talked about our books we’ve been reading and holding discussions and debates. Later in the afternoon, we all hung about outside in the sun. The crew got us going underway a little after lunch, while the students were busy learning knots and lines for their headrig clearances. C-watch was the first to have every member checked off by a mate. A and B are close behind. Throughout the day students also spent their free time writing letters! It was crazy writing to my friends and family, realizing that I haven’t seen them in exactly four weeks. Time is flying by and living on a ship has called for a lot of adjustments including meal times, bed times, laundry, etc. It is becoming (if it hasn’t already) the new normal. Students are becoming close with the crew and our little bubbled community on board is already a little family. We have a four day non-stop journey ahead of us, cant wait to make it to Mystic, CT! Sending hugs! Love and miss you family.