"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

>> Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunday, October 23, finds Harvey Gamage sailing along in light winds and sunny weather. Sun is very much welcomed after a couple days with grey clouds and scattered rainstorms. This being Sunday, it is tradition to have what is called “make and mend” day. It is a respite from our classes and a day where we can relax and rejuvenate ourselves for the upcoming week. This morning found people up on deck eating, catching up on schoolwork, or simply relaxing. After a hearty breakfast of Spam and pineapples, eggs, rice and sticky buns cooked for us by the wonderful Andy, the fisherman sail was set for the first time during the voyage. There was another first for this journey today as well. Around 10:30, Cap announced a swim call. We hove to, and everyone jumped overboard. The water was a brilliant shade of blue and extremely clear. The swimming time was only fifteen minutes so as not to attract the attention of any animals in the nearby waters, but every minute was much enjoyed. All members aboard went in and when back on deck, we were informed that the water we were in about three nautical miles deep. After swimming, there was lunch of macaroni and cheese. As part of B Watch, I have had most of the day off because of the way rotations fell. Since I was up from 4:00AM til 8:00AM, I don’t go back on watch until 16:00, which was quite nice. Between the light seas and sunny weather, today has been a great day. It is 15:42, and watches muster 15 minutes before they are on, and as lateness is discouraged, here ends the blog entry of Amina Hughes.


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