What a day! After our unexpected delayed departure from Lunenburg, the crew
pulled together quite the extravaganza. Groups of three are woken up at different times of the night due to dock watch. Madi and I had the pleasure of experiencing sleep deprivation with Scientist Jordan! At 0500, we went on deck with some warm tea and got to work drawing everyone on board, creatively waiting for our boat check. At 0700, wake-ups were conducted by Madi and I. We stumbled around telling people to wake up while barely able to keep our eyes open ourselves. After a lovely breakfast provided by our amazing stewards, we split into our respective watches to go on a field trip and delve into productivity. While A-Watch went out on the town, the other two watches met with our watch officers and had a good study hall. After that, my watch was lucky enough to visit Lunenburg’s shops again.
It was a successful visit that included a shiny ring and some presents for home.
Following this exciting venture was a Nautical Science class where we gained more experience with sail handling. More specifically, we practiced rigging both shallow and deep reefs in the mainsail simultaneously. Then, it was time for the long awaited B-Watch field trip! We toured Lunenburg with the most fantastic storyteller, Nancy. She runs Seaweed Tours and drove us to different areas of Lunenburg, recounting countless seafaring stories from solemn tales of lost ships to her times working at her father’s fisherman’s pub.
She took us to Lunenburg academy (the town school), old churches,
graveyards, a scallop dock, and a small bay. She was so amazing and provided us with memories that will last for quite a while. My overalls, which are the most amazing to ever exist of planet earth, made the experience so much better. They were borrowed from the revolving closet we have amongst the gals. They are so comfortable and I felt like a fishing farmer. Following this was one final dinner in Lunenburg. A few of us went to a small restaurant where drinks were spilled, chaos ensued and laughs were endless.
At long last, we bid goodbye to Lunenburg, kissed the docks farewell and
climbed back aboard our home, the Corwith Cramer. Now we are back on the boat, experiencing stinky feet, a few exploding sinks, attempts to air out bunks, loads of card games, late nights where a touch of insanity takes hold of all of us, bonker days and buckets upon buckets of laughter. Life has never been more challenging and joyful! Lunenburg was so good to us and these unexpected extra days were truly a gift and will be treasured by all of us.
Miss you all and wishing the best!