A Missive from the Galley

Author: Lauren Heinen, Steward

Furling the main

Furling the main

Ship's Log

Position
In Galley

Speed
Pretty fast

Sail Plan
Storm trys’l and some others

Weather
Haven’t been up there in a while but it was overcast

Wind
Pretty strong

Description of location
Hot and aromatic galley, smells like burgers

Souls on Board

Hello readers, I am Lauren the ship's cook.

Today was excitingly eventful; we struck the mains'l for the first time on this trip.  That big sail has been up for two weeks straight!  The morning watch and other able hands who weren't napping struck the sail and furled it, which you can see in action in one of the pictures.

hanging with Kelsey and Supi.

Hanging with Kelsey and Supi.

Once the sail was furled, they set the storm trys'l, a much smaller piece of canvas and another first for this trip.  It was fun to see so many people on deck sail handling together and being very competent.  I don't have much else to tell you about except that Nathan, Caleb and I hand rolled 48 burger buns for dinner and had a very pleasant time chatting and meditatively forming dough.

On Sundays we don't have class, we have a few hours off for recreation and rest in the afternoon. Earlier in the week we had talked about the fun activities we would do on Sunday but when it came to it, most of the boat decided to nap instead which I think will serve us well.

I hope all at home and who are reading this are well,
- Lauren (Cookie)

Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications, 508-444-1918 | dkarlson@sea.edu

Subscribe for Blog Updates

Share This Blog

Recent Blogs

Leave A Comment

  • S306

Final Blog from S306

2023-01-25T12:11:46-05:00December 23, 2022|0 Comments

Jan Witting All good things do in fact come to an end, and so it is that our special voyage and class S306 arrived in [...]

  • The view from aloft, a quarterdeck full of sailors

WE’RE BACK!

2023-01-25T12:11:47-05:00December 21, 2022|0 Comments

Gaia Wilson, Mate in Training, B Watch Ship's Log Noon Position 17° 44.8 ‘N 64° 41. 9 ‘W Ship Heading (degrees) / Ship Speed (knots) Home / [...]

  • Channeling my inner Debra

Happy Hanukkah

2023-01-25T12:11:48-05:00December 18, 2022|1 Comment

Sophie "Supi" Vallas, 1st Assistant Scientist Ship's Log Wind/Weather/Sail Plan Hove too on a Starboard tack, with the fore and main stays'l set, outside Passe Ngarue [...]