Eton School, Day 1, October 2014

Trip Day: 1

Location: Blake Island

Name(s): Graham, Omri, Kat, Hana

School/Grade: 7th and 8th Grade

Do you have any interesting stories about today….

While passing a floating buoy, we spotted two sea lions resting. We waved and they waved back!

Any favorite wildlife sightings, quotes, games to share?

The People had sighted the head of a baby seal pop out of the water near the Carlyn. Soon after, we saw a male and female sea lion on a bell post out in the water. Once reaching land, I see numerous deer patrolling the land with no bound on them.

Describe the anchorage or moorage where Carlyn is right now:

The dock at Blake Island on October 1st 2014 is a half filled, medium sized place facing fields of green grass, picnic benches, and deer. A few people relax in their boats, enjoying the setting sun and picturesque view of Tillicum Village. The waters around the docks are filled with jellyfish and plankton. The Space Needle looks small in the distance.

Today’s weather:

It was sunny for the whole day and was somewhat warm. There were some clouds but they did not create any clouds over Carlyn. The wind was strong enough to fill the sails.

Describe highlights from today’s science and sailing watches:

One of my personal favorite moments of today’s sailing watch was lifting the sails. Most of my group had never lifted a sail before and it was really fun for us all to learn together.

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

We are all excited to find out how zooplankton and phytoplankton look under the microscope. We’re also wondering how many species of zooplankton we will identify and what snack we will have tomorrow.

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