Putting the Wow in JWO

March 15, 2024

Author: Julia Konopski, Marist College (B Watch) & Chelsea Moody, Bowdoin College (B Watch)

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Ship's Log

March 15, 2024Position: 45°05.841’S, 171°36.267’EWeather: ~10 degrees C all day (brr!), winds SSW F5 gusting 6, 3 ft seasfrom S, occasional squalls

!!!!JOINT BLOG ALERT!!!!Today was a tough day for people with Raynaud’s. Boy was itchilly. But luckily we had two piping hot performances as junior watchofficers today. Our hearts were also warmed by the Shhhecret Shhhipmate ArtSchhhwap (think secret Santa, but with sailors, and with exclusively art).Chelsea is in love with her acrostic poem from Katie and Julia is just overthe moon with Tiegan’s map of our cruise track. Wholesome-ness levels in themain salon positively peaked.Chelsea and Julia both served as B Watch’s junior watch officerstoday, a big step in the SEA journey! JWOs are like miniature mates and arein charge of the watch for the day, so lots of responsibility. Before watch,they prepared: chocolate chip pancakes were consumed. Meetings were held.Foul weather gear was donned (and then taken off, and then put back on, andthen taken off. It’s a vicious sweat cycle, people). Chelsea was the firstofficer, and the deck team numbers were a little short, but she made do! Sheconsiders her main accomplishment of her time as JWO dumping the 6 bucketsof slops offshore (shout out to Raechel and Julia for their dedication tothe slop). Additionally, kudos to Julia for completing the Navigation Reportin eight minutes flat.Julia took over as JWO after class, and prepared for her first maneuver asJWO. Boy, did she gybe. Even though she felt that the Chief Mate Drew waswhispering all of the steps along the way, she felt content with the waythings played out. She also set the tops’l, which she had seen happen manytimes before and endeavored to recreate the delicately-balancedsail-setting. Julia also makes up the B Watch chants and will do anin-person performance of todays if asked.As far as non-JWO happenings for the day, we have as follows:·        Chelsea got an unknown substance all over her arm while washingdishes·        Julia had the most perfect water bubble on her upper lip which wasimmediately popped·        Chelsea did not drop any Fouly straps in the toilet, but Julia diddrop her coverall sleeve in the toilet·        A large, but not inappropriate amount of Nutella was consumedduring watch·        WE SAW A DOUBLE RAINBOW AND SEA LIONS LEAPING IN THE BEAUTIFULBEAUTIFUL SURF·        Quesadillas.·        Frothing at the mouth for the Midrats coffee cake (writing thisblog is a mechanism of killing time so that when we’re done it’s coffee caketime)In strong anticipation of cleaning the heck out of the main salon duringfield day tomorrow,2/4 of the 4-way split (Julia and Chelsea)Julia Konopski (B Watch) & Chelsea Moody (B Watch)P.S We would like to say hi and send love to:Chelsea: KM, BM, LM, AR, CB, MS, VA, LB, and SHJulia: Mama, Tata, Talciu, Jenni, Togli, Mira, Zosia, Grace, Eli, Colleen,Arielle, and Tara

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