Open Window School, Day 2, April 2015

Trip Day: Day 2

Location: Jones Island, WA

Name(s): Ajay

School/Grade: Open Window School/6th

Do you have any interesting stories about today….

We were doing our science experiment with plankton and salinity. We had just got our net out of the water and we needed to rinse it. Tristan was holding the net and he needed to clean the net with a bucket of water. Both were on opposite sides of the boat. Amelia, one of the people with the bucket, said ‘come bring the net to the bucket’. And Tristan responded with, ‘bring the butt to the nicket’, which was all wrong. Everyone was laughing, and Charlie was laughing so hard that we thought he would collapse. That sure was funny.

Any favorite wildlife sightings, quotes, games to share?

There was one game that we played while we were doing Science. We had just finished looking at different types of plankton through a microscope. Our leader, Shelly, wanted to make sure that we knew the different types of plankton, so she told us to do a little dance on three different types of plankton. Now, before, Lucas had made a statement with flawed logic about people pooping in the ocean. So we decided to make our dance on that. We made it that we all pooped in the ocean and killed our three types of plankton, and Ms. Northrup, who was nearby, was in total shock. The look on her face was priceless! That game was pretty fun.

Describe the anchorage or moorage where Carlyn is right now:

Right now we are on Jones Island. It has a dock, so everyone was able to get off the boat and onto the island, even the people who are sleeping on the boat tonight (me included).

Today’s weather:

For most of the day, it was very cloudy and rainy. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the sky was about 95% clouds, and it was raining lightly. But from there it only got sunnier and the weather kept on getting better.

Describe highlights from today’s science and sailing watches:

From sailing, we were set from Sucia Island to Jones Island, where we are now. There were two routes which we could take, and our boat, the Carlyn, decided to take a different route than the other boat, the Orion. When we did our sailing shift, I thought everything was going smoothly, until we did a little activity called ‘find the Carlyn’. It turned out that we were ‘hopelessly lost’ and we needed to find our way to Jones Island. It was a pretty fun activity, where we had to plot out latitude and longitude, and it was a good learning experience. I’m pretty sure that we weren’t lost, but regardless it was a good experience.

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

Tomorrow I hope that the weather is nice and that we sleep on a good island. Last night, I slept on Sucia Island, and in our group’s tent there were a lot of bugs on the outside. Tomorrow, since our group is sleeping on shore, I hope that we find an island that doesn’t have too many bugs.

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