for high school i was at boarding school and one of the programs was being on board a ship most of the time they were in europe
but the year i was there we stayed in the atlantic and the carribian. we started out in camdan maine
stayed there for two or so months actully our ship was in on the hard
getting a repaint i think. but we chartered another ship till ours was ready in bermuda
not to mention skippping hurricane
season lol no heat no running water
, it was a trip waking up in the morning going topside and breaking the ice in the water
barrels to brush our teeth or my first introduction
to the use of joy. we held classes
when we were not sailing.
we stayed there till the end of november and flew down to bermuda and held classes
for a bit and started island hopping. stopping at each island for a bit to have classes. though there were a few crew members and of course teachers and a cook lol (by the way i have found you can anger the capt. but never ever piss off the cook.) we sailed the boat went aloft. we stood watches no matter what the weather
and i had more then my share of storms.
we made our way to south america
slowly over the months and finally to trinadad and then sailed up to nova scotia
which took i think about 6 to 10 days some where around there and ended in boston.
it was a experience i loved but did not truly apprecate till i was older cause o my gawd i hated gally duty but i realize now i miss it more and more and i want very much to live aboard again.