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Date: Thursday, July 26, 2001

Summer Sound Program with Schooner Sound Learning Six-day Transit New Haven to Boston. Day 5. The ship transited across Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown to anchor inside Peddocks Island in the Boston Harbor Islands.

Weather Conditions:
NE wind 15 down from 20 knots
Seas 4-5'
Clouds 100% st cu
Temperature 15 C
Barometer 30.01 in. Hg steady

Strong winds rain and cold weather dominated our last full day of sailing aboard the Ernestina. From setting the foresail to steering the ship everything was a challenge but we accomplished it all and now lie quietly at anchor in the Outer Harbor Islands of Boston. Here are some thoughts for the day.

Some Quotes From Our Final Day of Sailing follow~

"Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink." Steve W.

"Always remember to pump 15 times, wait 5 seconds, then pump 10 more times." James D.

"OOOOO! Look a cookie! YUM." Pat

"Don’t put your leg in the anchor chain or else it will hurt." Aaron

"Climbing the rigging was fun!" George C

"When sleeping in the Foc’sle, watch your head." Tani

"I’m the best there in there best there was and the best there ever will be." Alex

"Pictures come and pictures go in your life, but you get to chose which ones will last forever. This trip definitely will." Tracey

"Salt waters makes my nostrils soooo clear." Anonymous

"I hit my head…..Again." Jon

"I’m going to have to go with a no on that one." Joe

"Arise today through the strength of the heavens
Light of the sun, Radiance of the moon.
Splendor of fire, Spread of lightening.
Swiftness of wind, depth of sea.
Stability of Earth, firmness of rock" Paula

"I had the most fun so far on the trip today, it was stormy with big waves hitting me and steering with the current hitting the rudder with the rain my face….oohhh and I got seasick for 6 hours!" Tom

"Once you’ve seen a whale, anything seems possible" Fred

"Do I have something stuck in my teeth?" Amanda

"I only have images, no words" Erica

"Can we jump from the spreaders? Please? " Beth

"I got my head stuck in a wave…turtle boy" Noah

"Don’t dye your hair BEFORE coming to camp" Brendan

"I’ve got to see a doctor about that smell." Greg

If you’re going to hit him in the head, hit him with an oar." Doralee

"Don’t wish for easier lives, be stronger people." Inette

" First there is I, you, he, she, they, then there is we." Anonymous

Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Inette Rex, Chris Newlan (SSL)

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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