Chief Kitsap Academy, Day 2, May 2014

Trip Day: 2

Location: James Island, West Dock

Name(s): Mason W.

School/Grade: 10th Grade

Do you have any interesting stories about today….

We had a nice day of sailing. We learned how to triangulate our location with navigation. We tested the pH of the water and looked at the plankton that we had caught in our previous science sessions. When we docked on James Island, we went for a short hike to see the meadow on the hill. When we reached the meadow we had a moment of silence to reflect upon the day and how we were feeling.

Any favorite wildlife sightings, quotes, games to share?

While we were sailing we saw a few seals that were just playing in the water. We got to see all the little plankton swimming around in the microscopes. When testing the pH levels the colors of the water turned a bright pink.

Describe the anchorage or moorage where Carlyn is right now:

We are docked on a nice little dock where we can overlook the water and have a beautiful forest inland.

Today’s weather:

Sunny, Slight rain for just a few minutes, very slight winds.

Describe highlights from today’s science and sailing watches:

Today we were trusted to set and strike all of the sails we used for sailing. We got to test the pHs of the water we are sailing on. We all got to steer the ship and tack.

Do you have any questions, concerns, or expectations for tomorrow?

Personally I am concerned about the challenge sail tomorrow.

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