Friday, November 13, 2020
Hey! Kingsley here! Today was a jammed packed day in Savannah! Our morning started at 0700 and trips to Starbucks for coffee! Wow have we missed coffee, but now that we’re all aloft cleared we’ve earned the privilege of drinking ships coffee while underway. Later, we had history class with one of our deckhands, Morgan! For navigation class, we played one of Ocean Classrooms Roseway Traditions, Schooner Olympics. We split up into watches and competed in a variety of challenges against one another. Running to identify lines, knots, and coiling, was super intense. B watch took the win and earned a night without standing anchor watch. After Olympics we hustled to get galley lunch cleanup complete so we could head on our way to our afternoon surprise across the river- biking! We rented some bikes and split into groups to explore the streets of Savannah. Such a beautiful city- I definitely want to go back and explore it more and learn the history. We spent 3 hours around town masked up and having so much fun my mouth hurt from smiling and laughing the whole time. The hours flew by and we were all pretty bummed to turn the bikes back in, but we were excited about the evening planned back on the boat. Its sea shanty night! Over the last week, students worked to create sea shanties and tonight we performed it to the ships company. Julia and I reworked “Riptide” by Vance Joy to the chorus, “Lately sailing down the Atlantic, scrubbing away on the high side, I wanna be your JWO today!” Everyone did such a great job- costumes and all. It was so much fun, I’m going to miss this group so much. Shoutout to the family- see you guys soon!