Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 40

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 40

Delaware River at Wilmington, Delaware

Rachel

Sunday, October 18, 2020 

Waking up at 4am for watch we came on deck to see Atlantic City to our starboard side. Later while being on forward lookout watching the sunrise, everyone slowly began to make their way onto deck. Getting excited for the breakfast Camille made, I went into the galley to her feeding me half a pancake to “test” of they were ready or not. After breakfast everyone went on deck to do some overdue laundry, leading to all the clothes being pinned to the line to dry. My day was mostly filled with doing homework for Marine science, navigation, and English. Trying to prepare for midterms has got everyone a little stressed, all while we are trying to make progress on our op-ed papers. We had a study session to go over tides and currents. Studying soon came to an end as everyone started to go to bed. A supposedly early night of sleep came to an end for C watch as we all got woken up around 2200 to help take in sails and drop anchor. Leaning over the side to watch the anchor chain we got to see and feel what dragging looked like in this process. As the work day came to an end I crawled back into bed thinking about what to cook for meals tomorrow as the galley assistant.