Location: Underway to Komodo
As young argonauts going on passage, we are always told to walk on the high side. Literally, not metaphorically, eat on the low side and walk on the high side. Well, today we actually got a high side, a huge part of our day was raising the mainsail for the first time!!!! And yes, it deserves that many exclamations mark because it was hard work. In the end, we had five people on the halyard getting that sail to the place she belongs. But I am getting ahead of myself, and we should start at the beginning of the day where each watch team got homemade banana bread made by Matt, Bo, and yours truly. While making that banana bread was not the easiest thing to do, our proud breadmaker (Matt) led us to victory and a belly full of sweet delights. I cannot tell you every watch team’s thoughts on the day, but as someone on two seahorses in a ying-yang formation (aka watch team 2), we had a blast through the whole day. We even played super smash bros after our 4 am to 8 am watch. (Jiggly Puff is the worst, I mean, it sleeps at the most inopportune times). Anyways we, of course, had our two classes of the day, which were marine biology and seamanship. Seamanship gave some people an opportunity to show their stuff, and others just got a mean headache. After we did deck showers which everyone enjoyed, and THEN we got the sails up (watch team 2 + tons of helpers). While our arms felt like jello, we felt as proud as a pumpkin (is that a saying? I feel like it is). We even got to watch whales while getting the sails up, and some people did a whale call to get them closer. It didn’t work, but we did get to see their blows from afar. Then we had enchiladas for dinner! What?! So good, thank you, Rydawg and sous chefs. Well, it has been great blogging to the Seamester families (and hopefully future Seamester students who are reading this), but the end of the day is racing toward us, and some people (me) have watch at four.
Also, shoutout to the Dumfredi Family and Pswi$$le Shea. I miss you all so badly.
Topping the main boom
Sweating the main halyard
The mainsail is up!