"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain


>> Tuesday, March 10, 2009

After much fun and random inspection by the Coast Guard, we departed Trinidad. Next stop,, Dominican Republic. Approximately 700 nautical miles of open ocean. Harvey Gamage was carried along with high spirits and fair southeast winds. Still within visual range of Trinidad, a rare leather-back sea turtle was spotted during Marine Science class. Seeing such an animal in the wild is rare and everybody was excited. The next few days were filled with many fish shenanigans. We caught a tuna which our cook, Mr. Hunter, prepared perfectly for us. That was probably the best tuna I have ever had! Nights were spent dancing with flying fish “as the students went to their work with sparkles in the eyes” (Simpson, Eric). Many of us were hit by them while standing watch in the middle of the night. Sari on the other hand, went above and beyond the call of duty, smacking any fish after her out of the way and onto the deck. WE managed to have a flying fish dissection class one morning and flying fish for breakfast another morning. A pod of Atlantic Spotted dolphins guided us to our destination while playing in the bow wake. This leg of the voyage was full of excitement for everyone.
Lucas George, student


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