Today we gathered together for a sail in San Francisco Bay at Hyde St. Pier before we took a 10 day break from school. When we arrived to Hyde St. Pier everyone seemed to be holding so much anticipation and new found self. There was also an aura of confidence, independence, and empowerment that lurked through each girl’s facial expressions.
Before setting sail on the Alma, we met with Ruth Ann Barratt, a volunteer, and Heidi Hill, a TSEA board member, at the Visitor’s Center. Ruthie came to record our journal entries as we read them on a microphone. It was pretty cool that she could take voices and make magic with them. Hopefully the next time we see her, she will have the finish product.
The Alma’s technique of setting sail was quite different than Westward, but it didn’t take much for us to adjust. We all sat around and chatted about our return back home, how we had been adjusting, and just different little things that we encountered while away from one another. I was really excited to have had the opportunity to regroup with my girls because I know that out of everyone, they would definitely be the ones to understand the great and fulfilling experience that I had on Westward.
Written by Ellissia Hill