Entries tagged with “Luther College Program”

03/19/13 - Reporting in from St. Croix

We woke up this morning to a fabulous French toast breakfast and prepared ourselves for a full day of transit. We left Norman island and the caves, tacked up the sir Francis drake channel, and then we sailed clear on a beam reach between ginger and cooper island to st. Croix. While in transit we cyc…

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03/18/13 - Reporting in from Norman Island

Today was one of our favorite days. We expected to wake up and immediately begin our 36 hour transit; however, the captain informed us that sailing with the risk of encountering many squalls was too great. We didn't let the change of plans damper our positive moods. In fact, we were able to particip…

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03/17/13 - Reporting in From Beef Island

Watch C: Tomoko, Sam, Theo, Madison, Craig, Sarah, Jen

Today, we departed from Little Jost Van Dyke. The ocean and our tummies did not agree on our voyage today, many of us spent our morning hanging over the shrouds, not the happiest of campers. We did a series of activities that helped further our understanding and ability to man the boat. We had the o…

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01/18/13 - Luther College - Last Day Aboard Roseway

Today marked our last day on this voyage of the Roseway in the Caribbean Sea with Luther College students. Needless to say, all of us are quite sad to be departing tomorrow bound for snowy, freezing Iowa. The day was amazing with gorgeous weather, sunny skies, clear sailing and some good ‘ole compet…

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01/17/13 - Small Boat Sailing in Coral Bay

As our time on the Roseway draws to a close, crew members are taking advantage of all opportunities provided them. Today, that meant small boat sailing. By 0900, dinghies from the KATS (Kids And The Sea) organization found their way to the Roseway. Within 20 minutes, Luther students and KATS instruc…

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01/15/13 - Bound for U.S. Waters

Viva la French toast! The morn greeted us with golden-brown slices of french toast and syrup. It was delicious. The warm sun kissed our faces as we munched on this breakfast superbly crafted by Rod. After said feast we broke into our watches and completed morning chores. We are quickly learning the …

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01/14/13 - Sailing Jost Van Dyke

Hello from Jost van Dyke. Today was a full day of sailing from Beef Island to the Bubbly Pools on Jost. The Bubbly Pools are little tide pools found among the rocks on the coast. Waves come crashing in and take anyone sitting in the water for a rough and tumble ride. We ended the day on the islan…

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01/13/13 - Norman Island and the Willy T

Watch C: Ashley, Dylan, Chase, Zach, and Audrey

Waking up this morning, it was a very nice day. Unfortunately, we had to do “soles and bowls” today- washing the toilets and the floors. We also read our riddles that we wrote last night. They were all incredibly clever! After that, we sailed from Beef Island (where we were anchored last night) to t…

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01/12/13 - The Baths at Virgin Gorda

Ahoy! The day has been a shnazy one to say the least. We started off our day with a delicious breakfast from our wonderful cook Rod. We haven’t had a meal that hasn’t wowed us yet. Afterwards we had a glorious rendition of the poem that we created the evening before, during our night watches. The ti…

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01/09/13 - Luther College Joins Roseway's Crew

Watch B: Nate, Joel, Ben, Kaitlyn, Rachel, and Mariana

All of us packed into dinghies and headed to the Roseway. For some it was a wetter ride than others; the first group was soaked. As each of the groups arrived onto the boat we took tours and familiarized ourselves with the boat. We learned where all the safety items were and general boat structu…

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01/18/12 - Roseway Says Goodbye to Luther College

At 5 am on this dark and stormy morning, the 2012 Luther College Tales of the Sea program aboard Roseway officially came to a close as we said goodbye to an outstanding group of students. 12 days sailing Roseway roughly 160 miles between 6 islands, with various hikes, snorkeling excursions and expl…

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01/17/12 - Watch A Reports in from St. Croix

Watch A: Ingrid B., Kelsey, Allie, Xueli, Zak, and Matt

Sadly, today was our last day onboard the Roseway. We woke up at the usual time, had breakfast, and did our chores. After battling with an unusual rain storm for a couple hours we prepared for the Deckhand Olympics. Each watch group has worked hard over the last ten days preparing for the games. …

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01/16/12 - Watch C Reports in from St. Croix

Watch C: Mary, Aubrey, Caitlin, Jordan, and Jeff

This morning we woke up at 7:30 and had bacon and egg sandwiches for breakfast. As always they were delicious. After taking a group picture/video of us on the Roseway we set sail for St. Croix and our final destination of our trip. The sail took about 5 hours and we spent most of our time practic…

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01/15/12 - Watch B Reports in from Norman Island

Watch B: Ingrid F., Lydia, Erika, Evan, and Willie

We had a glorious day in the sunshine and ocean. Early this morning, we awoke to find two ginormous cruise ships across the Road Harbor in Tortola. Then we had breakfast and bonded with our fellow dudes and dudettes. Our class discussion consisted of talking about The Tempest by William Shakespeare.…

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01/14/12 - Watch A Reports in from Tortola

Watch A: Ingrid B., Kelsey, Allie, Xueli, Zak, Matt

As usual, we awoke at sunrise and hauled the sails for our journey from Virgin Gorda to Tortola. We ate another delicious breakfast in preparation for an exciting day of discovering the joys of small boat sailing, which tied in brilliantly with our class reading for the day, "The Joys of Small Boat…

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01/13/12 - Watch C Reports in from Virgin Gorda

Jordan, Jeff, Caitlin, Mary, Aubrey

Today was an early day. We woke up at 7 to raise anchor and set sail for Virgin Gorda. While sailing we spent our time reading and reflecting, learning and practicing seamanship, going out to the bowsprit (for those that don't know the bowsprit is the beam that goes out the front of the boat), get…

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01/12/12 - Watch B Reports In from Jost Van Dyke

Watch B: Ingrid F, Lydia, Erika, Evan, and Willie

After waking up this morning on the cost of St. John, we performed our 'nautical raps' that we wrote during anchor watch last night. Every rap was hilarious, from nautical terms, to costumes made out of sailing line. Right after morning chores, we set sail for a short trip to over the first BVI (Bri…

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01/11/12 - Watch A Reports In

Caneel Bay, St. John, U.S.V.I.

Watch A: Ingrid B., Kelsey, Allie, Xueli, Zak, and Matt

After waking up for another delicious breakfast of blueberry pancakes and fruit, we recited the poems that we wrote during our late night anchor watches for the group. For class we discussed "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and then went into St. John for a three mile hike in the Virgin Islands Na…

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01/10/12 - Watch C Reports from Caneel Bay

Caneel Bay, St. John

Watch C: Mary, Aubrey,Caitlin, Jordan, and Jeffrey

After hour-long anchor watches throughout the night where each group wrote a stanza of a poem, we awoke to a wonderful breakfast of egg and bacon sandwiches. We discussed "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" during class, and then we set sail for Cruz Bay.A lunch of broccoli cheese soup was eaten unde…

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01/09/12 - Watch B Reports In from St. John

Maho Bay, St. John

Watch B: Ingrid F., Lydia, Erika, Evan, and Willie

Our first morning after night watch began at 7:30 AM. Overall the opinions of night-watch were positive, and as we mustered at midship Nick read to us a story that we had created through the shifts of night-watch. Though it began with a journey of a ship and whales, it ended with marauders stealing …

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01/08/12 - Watch A Reports from Sea

Maho Bay, St. John

Watch A: Ingrid B., Kelsey, Allie, Xueli, Zak, and Matt

We were awoken at 7:30 sharp, and set about to a industrious day. We all met on the decks for our class, in which we read the "Sea fairer" aloud. Members of the crew joined in with the reading. Several students gave wonderful displays of viking spirit in the reading of the old Norman poem. Concludin…

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01/07/12 - Luther College Joins Roseway

Mary, Aubry, Cailtin Jordan, Jeffrey

We were roused from our slumber at 3am central time to be ready to go to the airport, as our flight left at 6am from Minneapolis. We headed out into the 40 degree weather. Our flight was calm, and most of us slept for the three hour ride. We landed about 9:30 central time and spent the next thirty m…

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