>> Friday, October 19, 2012
Tonight marks the last night of our voyage that will be spent in the US. After a whirlwind of provisioning, maintenance, and tending to personal details, the Gamage and her crew are ready for sea.
After returning to the mainland from the dreamy place known as Cumberland Island National Seashore, the students spent a day doing maintenance on the ship before enjoying soda, pizza, and ice cream in the evening.
Today was spent ashore. The morning included the history midterm while the afternoon consisted of a group meeting to discuss goals for the second half of the trip, literature class, some free time, and our second opportunity to use telephones this trip. To mark our final night in the States, the evening is being spent watching Around Cape Horn while drinking hot apple cider.
We are very excited about the upcoming transit. We are bound for Santo Domingo, Dominican Replublic, making this our longest passage yet. We anticipate it will last 10-14 days. We will have more updates for you once we arrive in the Dominican Republic!
-Beth, Head Educator