Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Starting the morning like any other with wake ups at 0700 and chores at 0715, followed by a delicious breakfast made by Cameron consisting of sausage, bacon, fruit, and cinnamon rolls! We then rolled into navigation class with Tiffany where we talked through what was going to be on our very daunting midterm. Since we were docked in Baltimore, Maryland and most of us have never been here before, we took the rest of the morning to go explore. As we all masked up and stepped on land it felt like a breath of fresh air. We walked along the waterfront looking at the shops from a distance and the boats in the harbor as we soaked up the warm sun. Making our way back to the boat just in time for lunch and a little time to relax before science class with Holly. During class we took a break from studying for our midterms to learn about marine exploration and engineering. It was very interesting to learn about submarines from way back in the 1600’s all the way to today. Since we are about to be getting underway for a long voyage south, we took advantage of our shore time and decided to mask up once again and walk in the opposite direction to field with volleyball courts. Jamie and I decided to lay in the grass and take a nap, while Katie lit it up in volleyball with the rest of the crew! It was really nice to be able to stretch our legs and work out some of the energy. As we got back to the boat, we all made sure to sanitize and wash our hands, and then got the opportunity to take a hose shower using the fine Baltimore city water! To end the night we had gnocchi made by the amazing galley assistant Cameron. Some then decided to remain in the salon and do homework while others went onto the deck to watch Master and Commander! It was a long, but memorable day exploring the city, making us all very excited to get underway tomorrow!