Starting position: 22 22.6N, 077 43.4W
Today we wake up to watch. My watch and I had the 4-8 dawn watch. We didn’t have that many duties to do during our watch, but ship’s lookout and steering the helm. So after we got off watch, we got a few hours of sleep before we had class at 2 in the afternoon.
We are in the middle of the Schooner Olympics. During class yesterday, we had to strike (haul down) the jib while the other girls threw water on us, simulating a squall. Today, we read our book in class; its a play called A Tempest. Each of us have parts in the play and we read our parts out loud.
For today’s Schooner Olympic event, we had to a relay of crab walking around the deck with a lime tucked under our neck. My teammate, Sophia, crabwalked across the quarterdeck and met me at the break of the deck on the starboard side. Sophia had to pass the lime to me but we couldn’t touch it with our hands. I then had to crawl through the small boats that are lashed on the starboard side, to the bow which was our finishing line. Our quick-crab-walking team won the gold!
After the event, we read Act 2 of A Tempest. We also elected quartermasters for the remainder of the trip, and we got new watches. My new quartermaster is Sophia and my new watch includes Ashally and Angelina.
Written by Marzett Lee