Friday, October 30, 2020
This morning there was an absolutely beautiful sunrise. We are anchored outside of Charleston and as everyone was coming up to muster the orange rays streaked the sky. Everyone has been enjoying the warmer weather. My watch had the morning off so it was nice to sit outside and enjoy free time. I also got caught up on school work and many people got aloft cleared. After lunch my watch had dish cleanup, however now that it is warm out no one really minds scrubbing the dishes and we get cleanup done much faster. In the afternoon we had history class where we both learned and sang sea shanties. Many of the songs made for tall ship life describe the hardships of sailors like being at sea for years and barely getting paid. The shanties though are very rhythmic and designed to be sung while hauling lines. Everyone has also been getting excited for Halloween. This evening we carved pumpkins and my watch made a seasick pumpkin. I’m looking forward to tomorrow with celebrations full of costumes!