A rainy foggy day came to Boston as if to dramatically mark the last day of our summer season in New England. What began four months ago as an energetic leap into sunny, gusty, and student filled days on Boston Harbor, ended with another energetic leap into the inclement autumn.
Our crew, representing five states and one Canadian province, are ready for the next season. They've spent their summer days teaching over 700 students from Boston's central and suburban neighborhoods by day, entertaining guests at events on board in the evenings, hitting the city for their own fun and exploration by night, and keeping Roseway looking sharp in the few hours in- between.
A few of them have been with us since the early spring and are now moving on to new adventures on land, while some only arrived a few weeks ago to begin their adventures at sea. Some will take a few weeks to see family and stock up on new supplies before returning to the ship for our southern voyage. Many will shed their uniforms for grubby clothes and dig into our fifteen-day whirlwind maintenance period that begins this week.
Whether coming or going, or somewhere in between, Roseway's crew will always be World Ocean School family. Seasons come and go, and Roseway sails north and south, but it's our crew who have touched the lives of the over 10,000 kids we've served in the last ten years.
So farewell summer. This crew, together with new faces that will join us in the coming weeks, is setting sail for southern waters and gearing up for a whole new season full of eager students and sunny skies.