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03/12/19 - Colorado Springs: Day Two

Buck Island, St. Croix

Bailey R., Class of 2021 and Zoe B., Class of 2021

After our first day on the Roseway, we climbed down to the bunks and woke each other up every hour for anchor watch. This watch consisted of checking the bilge levels, the ship’s batteries, and the weather. Each hourly group recorded this information in the ship’s log. When morni…

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03/11/19 - Colorado Springs: Day One

Green Cay, St. Croix

Zoë H, Class of 2019 and Steph C., Class of 2019.

After a week of preparation and a whole day of traveling, we finally boarded the Roseway. When we first arrived at the dock, the crew welcomed us with tape and sharpies for makeshift name tags. After some activities and jumping around on solid ground, we got on board, the tour wa…

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03/08/19 - Gifft Hill: Day Four

Christmas Cove, St. Thomas

Eric, Daeveon, and Jada

Today we sailed from Culebrita to Christmas Cove on St. Thomas. After we anchored, we climbed the rigging and ate dinner. Our favorite part of the entire week on Roseway was kayaking at the bioluminescent bay on Vieces. One thing we’ll miss most about the Roseway is Mr. Nick’s am…

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03/07/19 - Gifft Hill: Day Three

Culebrita, Puerto Rico

Arjuna, Izzy, Kim

The loud roars of the engine awoke us all. Then, we set sail after we rounded the point of vieques. We began to sail to the coastal line of Culebrita while indulging in oatmeal. Once in Culebrita, we went on the beach and went up to the lighthouse. We snorkeled around the beach. …

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03/06/19 - Gifft Hill: Day Two

​Vieques, Puerto Rico

James, Preston, and Nitta

Our favorite part of the day was swimming, eating, and doing a deck wash! We are looking forward to kayaking at the bioluminescent bay tonight, and to the sail home. We thought that the tacos were very tasty that were made by the kind, sweet, generous hardworking cook, Nic…

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03/05/19 - Gifft Hill: Day One

Francis Bay, St. John

All hands on deck

Jokes were madeWe got on be boat (hooray!)Conditions of the waterSurprise that we float We raised sailsWe went places. We had food. Yum! Hot dogs in buns, Baked beans n coleslaw.Many colored bowls for dinner.First we went swimming and bathed in the salty water. For dinner we are …

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01/21/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 11

Christiansted, St. Croix

All hands, anchor watch journal

This has been an experience that I will not soon forget. From island time, to sailing voyages, the past 12 days flew by. There have been so many great experiences and people along the way. The crew was upbeat, positive, and always happy to help. The beaches were beautiful and the…

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01/20/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 10


Today we were awoken by a delightful retention of tunes from Moana and a beautiful seascape awakened us, as always. After breakfast and chores, we set out on a quest to find some sea turtles below the surface. With masks, snorkels, and flippers equipped, we motored out to a popul…

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01/19/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 9

Culebra, Puerto Rico


Today we spent all day sailing. Breakfast was spent in calm waters, but unfortunately once we got further out to sea some of the students started to feel sea sick. On the plus side, however, the crew was quick to get us help and make us feel better as soon as possible. While sail…

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01/18/19 - Luther College 2019: Day 8

Buck Island, St. Thomas


We awoke this morning to a calm sea in Maho Bay on the west side of St. John. We fueled up for our hike down the Reef Bay Trail with peach pancakes. After consuming our breakfast, we prepared ourselves for the hike. Our hike was proceeded by a beautiful open taxi ride up the Reef…

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