Peak to Peak Charter School – Day 2

Trip Day: Day 2

Location: Spencer Spit, Lopez Is.

Name(s): Peak to Peak

School/Grade: 7th

Thunderstorms rolled through the island region last night as the students were thinking of sleep, so they got a sense for the dynamic nature of the weather in the Pacific Northwest. This morning greeted them to gentle overcast and a calm breeze.

By 9:00am they had finished breakfast, taken down their tents and were loading the boat to get the day started on the water. Staying at Spencer Spit entails a bit more logistics when unloading and loading the boat. The S/V Carlyn anchors a distance offshore and the strong-armed logistics coordinator rows gear across the expanse of water.

Wind Watch started the day with an early morning Zodiac ride from the beach to the S/V Carlyn.

The morning shuttle

The morning shuttle

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They were still working their morning navigation plan and trying to determine if they would get to Sucia Island or Stuart Island for the night … tough choices.

The navigation plan

The navigation plan

Word has it that by mid-afternoon the boat was just north of Sucia Island … and they saw whales!! Humpback and Orcas. How much good juju is that! but we’ll wait for the pictures 🙂 Although it should make the Afternoon Report interesting.

There were lots of science and sailing today to go with the many photos that were sent.

Deploying the zooplankton net

Deploying the zooplankton net

Sampling water from the niskin bottle

Sampling water from the niskin bottle

Heave Ho

Heave Ho

... and some games.

… and some games.

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