Friday, August 21, 2009

August 18, 2009

We're on board Adventuress for an Elderhostel Intergenerational voyage. The "Killer Crustaceans" watch group wrote a poem:

What a Magical Day

Starry skies and orange moonrise
plankton glowing bright
sea lions splash a loud surprise
our anchor watch last night.

Rising sun and morning star
water still as snow
Mt. Baker awes us from afar
the currents ebb and flow.

Eagles high above us soar
porpoises at play
glacial rocks along the shore
natives paddle bay to bay.

Cute harbor seals bob and breathe
jellies drifting by
and then the wind we cannot see
hugs our sail against the sky.

Once a "dirty" island, now
nature's treasure trove
Sucia's just beyond our bow
we end our day in Echo Cove.

Comments in the log book:
  • "Setting sail, great wind today."
  • "Sailed onto the anchor; great coordination and cooperation."
  • "Helped back the main. Crew are great instructors and always kind."
August 19, 2009

On anchor watch last night, First Mate Sarah posed a challenge to all, to complete this thought:
"If you were a source of light, you would be..."

Here are the responses:
  • A campfire or a lit jack o' lantern
  • A shooting star
  • A lightning bug
  • The ON switch on a coffee pot
  • Joy
  • A green deck prism as seen from below during a deck wash; swirling, thunderous, bubbly, and colorful
  • Sunrise over the marsh
  • Aurora borealis
  • A full harvest moon rising
  • A birthday candle (courtesy of Tommy, the birthday boy!)
  • A glow worm
  • Polaris
  • A fire on one's own beach
  • Venus
  • Moonlight
  • Anchor light
  • North Star
  • Red compass light
  • A dinoflagellate
  • The sun breaking over a horizon of water

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