Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 44

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 44

Betterton, Maryland

Camille

Thursday, October 22, 2020 

This morning I climbed up the red ladder out of the fish hold to see thick fog, and really thick French toast that McKensie made. After a fun few nights in the city of Baltimore walking around and people watching from Roseway, we prepared to get underway and travel down the Chesapeake Bay. Before we set sail, I watched Brad and Rachel catch a big Atlantic Bay Jellyfish in a bucket. They proceeded to name it “Fork”. C watch and I took the deck from 1200-1600. I started as forward lookout with Jasper which was pretty stressful seeing as we could barely view what was in front of us. We listened for engines and foghorns and watched a bridge materialize in front of us out of what seemed like thin air. A few students, Saul and Mitchell, went aloft to get some much needed air which I was very jealous of. I still need to memorize the station bill and then I will be aloft cleared. I ended watch again on forward lookout, this time with Jake. The sun slowly became brighter and hotter behind the fog, making it very hard to see as everything around us was glowing white. Out of nowhere I looked up to see a glorious patch of blue sky which made me smile. Half and hour later the sky was almost completely clear and beautiful. I spent my evening hanging out midships eating M&M’s with Hannah, Jamie, Rachel, Robin, and Katie. We got some string out and made a human chain braiding colorful string into each others hair. Ciaran and Dylan also jumped on the bandwagon later on. The sunset was great as always, and we enjoyed a delicious dinner. Right before dinner, Holly also taught me how to play the song “All That and More” by Rainbow Kitten Surprise, which is a sweet song that I recommend to everyone. I’m going to try and master it this week. I am also missing people and music and dogs a ton. Today I plan on making a list of songs I want to hear when I get home. I hope that everyone at Proctor is having a great fall term! Miss you all a bunch. Peace!