Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Today we woke up in our final destination, Charleston. Everyone is a bit sad that our journey is about to end. Just a few weeks ago it felt like we were going to be sailing forever. Roseway was our little chunk of the universe and we did not need any more. Almost disconnected from the outside world we had the impression that there was nothing beyond the horizon besides the ocean. And now we know it is over. There is not time to be sad though, we are on the final stretch of classes. The literature final was cancelled, tomorrow are the final history and science projects and today is final navigation and seamanship test. We were given the morning as a study hall for the final. Almost everyone spent their time reviewing LAN (local apparent noon) and sight reduction. Those are by far the hardest topics. Right after lunch we spread around the ship to take our first final. Today, we were also given henna tattoo kits. We all had fun drawing beautiful or funny images on our skin. For the rest of the day we had free time to tie loose ends, work on our ditty bags, last homework assignments, and more. Other cool events that happened today includes Morgan cutting his hair to the point of unrecognizable and me pouring a bunch of salt in my dinner thinking it was cheese. Probably one of the most painful experiences of my life.