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Setting Sail

Sep 19, 2008

Location: Low Isles
Author: Beau Silver
At approximately two o’clock this morning I was rudely awakened by my roommate stepping on me. He was coming back from the first night watch of the long voyage. Then later that morning around 6am, Simon woke me up and told me I was captain. I though to myself to myself why would you wake me up this early, then it sank in I am the captain for the day. We set sail right after breakfast. It went very well. The crew did a much better job putting up the sails then yesterday. I think they are getting the hang of things pretty fast. We also started class which was an awakening for me and probably the rest of the crew that this is not a tropical vacation. The classes are Marine Biology and Oceanography. The instructors are very enthusiastic in teaching us these courses. We ended up anchoring at a very interesting place called Low Isles. It is small and has a small light house on the island. We had a delicious dinner of lasagna but the cleanup crew had a tough time cleaning all the pots and pans. The day is coming to an end here and the crew are becoming quite close to one another.