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01/21/16 - One Last Sail: Returning to St. Croix

B Watch: Katie, Claire, Morgan, Carter, Amanda

Today we took our last sail on the Roseway as we traveled to St. Croix. A ten hour sail gave us time to enjoy the ship and reflect on our voyage. As we climbed out on the bowsprit (the wooden spear at the front of the ship) we took the opportunity to think about our time here in…

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01/19/16 - At One with the Turtles

C Watch

Today was… TURTLE DAY!!! After an early breakfast we headed over to a sea turtle preserve and had the opportunity to snorkel among Hawksbill and Green sea turtles. We were amazed at how close these magnificent creatures came to us. We also saw sting rays, sea cucumbers, starfish …

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01/18/16 - A View from the Top and Bound for the Spanish Virgin Islands

B Watch: Amanda, Carter, Morgan, Katie, Claire L

Today we started our day off early with a downhill hike to Reef Bay. Inside the national park we saw golden orb spiders, hermit crabs a plenty and fruit bats. Along the way down the trail we learned all about the different trees the Taino Indians and early European settlers used …

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01/17/16 - Education Underway on a Sunday Funday

A Watch: Katy, Kennedy, Erik, Froeydis, Abbi, Anna

Today was our second day anchored at Maho Bay, but just because we didn’t hoist the sails on the Roseway doesn’t mean we didn’t have one of the fullest experiences yet. We began the day with morning chores and a thoughtful class discussion about our two slave narrative readings; …

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01/14/16 - Moods of the Sea

Froeydis, Erik, Claire F

The sea is a fickle mistress, her moods like a pendulum. One day she is sweet and soft, the next; full of fury and spite. To judge the mood of the mighty force, listen to her roar. Listen to her humShe can kiss a sailor safely to port, but watch out for the deadly bite.When she i…

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01/13/16 - Heading Out Into the Blue

B Watch: Morgan, Katie, Claire L, Carter, Amanda

We woke up to a glorious morning still in shock at the landscape. We set sail from Yacht Haven Grande just after breakfast, learning how to coordinate while hauling on the halyards to raise the sails was a challenge and we’re excited to continue improving. As we sailed east we co…

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01/11/16 - Welcome Aboard Luther College

A Watch: Erik, Abbi, Katy, Froeydis, Anna, Kennedy

Leaving the negative temperatures of the Midwest behind, we were in awe of the colors of St. Thomas that came into view as we descended from the clouds this afternoon. Bright green palm trees, clear and shimmering turquoise waters, and bursts of colorful flowers overwhelmed our s…

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01/09/16 - January 7 Ships Log

​B Watch: Clark, Kasey, Simone​

B watch best watch! B watch best blog! This morning on anchor watch the stars above were amazing. We were able to see a couple planets, one of which we believe was Jupiter, Simone saw a shooting star, and we also saw a satellite. What a view of the night sky that we see aboa…

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01/05/16 - Sailing, Sunsets, and Bubbly Pools

C Watch: Mary, Dawn, Greg

C-Watch is taking over. We started the day before the sun even rose with anchor watch. During which we checked all of the ships systems and took bearings to make sure our anchor wasn’t dragging all while everyone else was asleep. We were able to finish our duties quickly enough t…

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01/04/16 - Landmark College is Underway

St. John, USVI

B Watch: Clark, Kasey, Simone

B-Watch the objectively best watch! Today we finally set sail and the sights were amazing, Simone and Kasey dealt with sea sickness among with many others but not even that could ruin their spirt. The weather was perfect for us as we sailed away from St. Thomas. One of our favori…

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