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01/19/17 - Snorkels and Sonnets

Christiansted, St. Croix


Today upon the Roseway came an early wakeup call as we had many exciting adventures awaiting us.  We were all exhausted from the long and tiresome journey from St. John to Cuelebra the night before (this also could have been due to the extremely mentally challenging anchor watc…

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01/16/17 - Luther College: Surrounded by History

St. John Island


“This is your 7:30 wake- up call!” cheered a crew member in charge of waking us students up. And just like that another day aboard the Roseway began. We began the morning muster with some very clever raps that the students and crew came up with during their anchor watches. After …

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01/15/17 - Luther College: Life of a Sailor

Christmas Cove to Fransis Bay


Today may not be Christmas, but there was a similar feeling of magic in the air as we awoke today anchored in Christmas Cove.  Snorkeling around a small, rocky island in the cove, we saw all manner of colorful, striped, and spotted fishes dancing above a panoply of corals that ro…

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01/14/17 - Luther College: Roseway is Our Home

Norman Island to St. John Island


Today we have been feeling pretty introspective. We’ve been learning so much about what it takes to be a sailor, but we’ve also learned a great deal about ecology and some great literature. Brett, one of the crew members, gave us a very intriguing lesson yesterday about the envir…

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01/13/17 - Luther College: Finding Dory

Jost Van Dyke to St. Peters Island


Ahoy, Today, we took the dinghies out to Jost Van Dyke where we hiked a good ten minutes, filling our sandals with sand and rocks as we avoided the poisonous trees (which were conveniently marked with blue arrows) to find ourselves at the Bubbly Pools. Here, great white waves ca…

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01/12/17 - Luther College: Expect the Unexpected

To Norman Island


After day three, it is safe to say that I am exhausted but in the best way possible. We have learned so much in these past few days and there is still so much to learn. Who knew there could be so many different types of knots:                          Practicing the clove hi…

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01/11/17 - Luther College: Crew

Today’s weather was not amazing. We sailed in and out of rain showers from morning to mid-afternoon, and it was colder than we expected from the Virgin Islands (but still warmer than Iowa J). Setting sail today did not go as smoothly as we would have hoped. Some technical  diffic…

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