Pacific Reef Expedition Begins!

May 23, 2018

Pamela Coughlin, Captain

Tiffany, Justin and Abril help prepare green beans and peppers for stowage.
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Tiffany, Justin and Abril help prepare green beans and peppers for stowage.

Ship's Log

Current Position
Alongside cruise ship pier in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Ship’s Heading & Speed
Safely secured to the pier.  We set sail tomorrow!

Weather
Fresh breeze, partly cloudy.  Tropical weather.  Gorgeous views

Souls on Board

Welcome to Pacific Reef Expedition (PRX) - cruise S-280 onboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans!

Today we welcomed onboard our new shipmates - 21 students from across the United States and from around the world. Everyone's excitement is palpable as they begin their life aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans.

Mikaela and Riley take selfies with avocados as big as their head!

Mikaela and Riley take selfies with avocados as big as their head!

Here at the Quai des Paquebots, we are surrounded by the smell of fresh Tiare flowers and are within sight of soaring green tropical peaks as well as the beautiful tropical blue water.

The strong Easterly Trade Wind breeze of midday has diminished to a comfortable light breeze here at the dock. Our fresh produce has arrived and is in the process of drying and storing it for the weeks ahead.

This day is the beginning of understanding shipboard safety and final preparations. We plan to sail to Mo'orea tomorrow (Thursday)

Cheers
Pamela

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