Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 56

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 56

Voyaging off Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Katie

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 

As I woke up and emerged on deck the cold air swarmed our group muster. Who knew the south was cold? To be honest I don’t remember being woken up this morning- all I knew was the weather was cold. Ciaran was making patriotic scones for election day which was really good. Everyone was in a good mood despite the cold wind, the sun began to come out and the weather got warmer. We got ready to leave Charleston, our JWO Jamie told me to go start the small boat and warm it up. I stepped into the boat and my socks got soaked. There was water in the small boat… instant panic but the plug was in. The water was from last time. Anyways we waited for Jamie and Captain to tell us what to do. They told me to go into the small boat and as I was driving with our med officer, Cafferty, porpoises were splashing all around us. We picked us Ollie and Hannah on the dock like an Uber, but small boat Uber. Later on after watch we took bucket showers with the infamous Maui shampoo which smells so good! I am almost out of it, but that is fine. Next came navigation in which we used sextants with assistance from Mr. Terry. Today was also Torie’s big 18! We had a smoothie birthday cake for her because she loves smoothies. We had second dog watch where I was JWO. It was our first watch with rotated crew, and it was so much fun with bioluminescence everywhere! Ms. Miller-Shelley, Ollie, Tierney, and I were talking about a sign that the hurricane would pass and right after our conversation we saw the moon rise above the sea. It looked like a ball sitting on a table. I was JWO which was so much fun and involved lots of navigation. Tomorrow I am galley assistant which I am excited for. Our cook Sean is so funny and is a great cook! Overall, today was a great day!