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Day 2: Science and Sailing
Alice McNeer

"The science and sailing really boosted our energy levels."

Date: 03/28/2017

Trip Day: 02

Location: Blake Island, San Juan Islands

Name(s): Lasya, Merek

School/Grade: 7/8

Afternoon Report From S/V Carlyn

Describe the anchorage or moorage where Carlyn is right now:

Carlyn, the beautiful yawl that the children of Eton School are currently using as a source of transportation, is anchored at Blake Island, the birth place of Chief Seattle. The Water group is on the island, enjoying their time on land and setting up tents while the Wind group is preparing a delicious dinner and scrubbing the decks of Carlyn.

Today's weather...

Today was a lot colder than yesterday. There were a few kids who had to leave the deck of the boat while we were underway because it was so cold. Once we were out for a hour and a half, the captain called it off since the wind picked up, and we headed to Blake Island. For the rest of the afternoon we ran our experiments from the dock. Although it was pretty cold, we all had an AMAZING time!

Describe highlights from today's science and sailing watches:

The science and sailing really boosted our energy levels. In the science category, we tested the amount of copper present in the sea water, and also collected a few plankton to look at. In the sailing category, we learned about the different types of knots and continued to practice sail hosting.

Any questions, concerns, or expectations for tomorrow?

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a warmer day. We are looking forward to the next science experiments and sailing lessons that have kept us active and excited throughout the trip. Overall, the students of Eton School have enjoyed this new and refreshing experience.

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