|Summer Sound Program with Schooner Sound
Learning Five-day Transit New Haven to Boston.
Winds: SW Force 2
Air Pressure: 30.15"
As saddened as they were to
leave all of their parents on the dock, the
students havent mentioned them once since
leaving Long Wharf Pier..... We motored out into
light southwesterly breezes, setting the foresail
and jumbo to carry us to our anchorage in the
Thimble Islands. Upon clearing the harbor
entrance we shut down the engine giving our
students their first taste of the adventure
awaiting them over the next five days. Students
spent the rest of the afternoon and evening with
the crew learning how to handle lines, boat
parts, safety information, conduct man overboard
drills and work the head. The evening was spent
getting to know each other and the crew with many
interesting facts arising including: one of our
ships company carried a dead beaver in his car.
Would you also believe that one amongst us does
not like cheeseburgers (excluding vegetarians of
course), one has been stranded on a frozen lake
with a dogsled team and another has watched
people attacked by sharks?
As our ships company settles in
for the night, all is well.
The totals: 11.3 miles
traveled, 3 hours spent under sail, 14 gallons of
water and 8 gallons of fuel consumed, no rice
krispie treats left!
Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex, Chris Newlan