Friday, September 07, 2007

SEA Photos; part 1

Finally, as promised, some photos from my brief, but oh so wonderful, trip aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. Four days of sailing and oceanographic adventure with Sea Education Association. This wasn't so much a scientific cruise as a chance to relive my days weeks months with SEA as an undergraduate and reconnect with a great organization. We sailed. We scienced. We kept a 24 hour watch. We even set the fisherman (sorry, can't find a link to help you with this one). If you ever get a chance to do this, you must. Encourage all your undergrads to look into SEA Semester as well - from a life experience point of view, its one of the best things they could do. Beyond hands-on, practical oceanographic research, SEA Semester builds leadership, self-confidence, teamwork, responsibility, problem solving, physical endurance, and plundering. Well, maybe not plundering. Anyways, on to the photos...be sure to check out Part 2 and Part 3.


The Corwith Cramer awaits


My bunk...and my hairy legs.


Couldn't find A through D


Ship's compass


"Steer a course for others to follow"


Just in case


Topside

Just in case, take 2
(AKA Gumby suits)


What good is a ship without her bell?


Had to (re)learn the ropes


How better to end the day?

Part 2 and Part 3

1 comment:

Kevin Z said...

Nice photos! If only I were an undergrad again...

What was the scientific program like for the kids? Did they get to do any collecting? See any critters? One of my favorite things to do when at sea is to netting floating debris and observe the community inside. I've found some amazing things. I'll need to do a post on the coco-commmunity I found in 2003.