Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 63

Ocean Classroom 2020: Day 63

Savannah, GA

Jasper

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 

Today was damp, like many we have had in Savannah. We made the best of it though by going to the park. Most of us played soccer barefoot in the grass which was very fun. Slipping, sliding, wet, muddy fun. When we got back to the boat we dried off and had movie night! We saw the film “Around the Horn” that told the story of a sailor on a 4 masted barque with 30 plus sails going to Europe to South America via Cape Horn. It painted a vivid description of how life was. When you were a sailor, you just did things without asking, even if it meant going aloft 100 feet in a snow squall to furl a sail while almost getting dunked in the freezing sea and 20 ft waves. Next we watched Sir David Attenborough's “A Life on Our Planet” in it he gives a stirring call to action by showing what Earth could look like if we continue on current global warming trends. He also explains how these future dystopian might be avoided. The message was much like that of “Ocean of Life” that we read this summer. There are many things, some that we might not even realize that we are doing to our planet. However, there are ways to prevent the downward trajectory I think it is important for us to watch these types of movies so we can learn what is happening to our world since our generation is coming to the ability to vote and start making a difference. Anyway, overall morale on the boat is high, and we’re very appreciative of how fun Savannah has been for us. Love you family and see you soon.