Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 8

Winter Ocean Classroom 2021: Day 8

Christiansted, St. Croix

Casten C.

January 12, 2021 

This morning was the first on the boat, starting our day at 0715 by Sam whispering his wake up call of, "It's nice outside, time for wake up." We all hustled out of bed for our first breakfast of an absolutely delicious breakfast bagel with melted cheese and eggs. Shortly after, we did dishes and began our morning chores of dishes, scrubbing and sweeping the salon, and cleaning tables. After that we took an in depth tour of the boat and every working part that we will eventually need to check. This includes the forepeak, for all the chemicals and one of six bilges, as well as a few of the sleeping spaces, engine room and quarterdeck. We took a little break for a lunch of tuna fish sandwiches, salad, and super sweet melon. We continued our information overload by going through emergency protocols for the worst situations, from fires to the abandon ship protocols. We went through the different roles everybody plays, in order to be completely prepared for anything! We then had time to prepare our bunks and get more settled and comfortable. I folded my clothes to hang in the hammock and found spaces to put my stuff in the abundance of storage above my bunk. For the first time in the day, we had a little 2 - 3 hour break. Me and the girls took this time to go lay above the salon on a little tanning deck to warm up before jumping off the boat for a swim. We all changed for a dinner of a delicious and spicy spinach and pork broth over rice. Followed by that, we had a delicious moist cake for Rudy, a crewmate's birthday. Finishing off the night with homework before heading off to bed.

Good luck Charlie!

Casten Crosby