Schmitz Park Trip C, Day 1, June 2015

Trip Day: Day 1

Location: Orcas Island, WA

Name(s): Ava T. & Charlotte L.

School/Grade: Schmitz Park, 5th grade

Please share some interesting stories about today…

We learned how to raise some sails and strike them (which means taking a sail down). In science we collected phytoplankton with the nets that you dip in the water, a meter deep, for five minutes.

Any favorite wildlife sightings, quotes, games to share?

We saw lots of friendly harbor seals, pigeon guillemots (a type of water bird) , an eagle and a hawk! Also some people told riddles.

Describe the anchorage or moorage where Carlyn is right now:

Four Winds Camp is a summer camp where the Carlyn is docked, but is also where the Carlyn home. It has lots of trees and a beautiful beach. The sun is reflecting of the water so the windows of the cabins are shining.

Today’s weather…

HOT, sunny & sweaty with a small breeze.

Describe highlights from today’s science and sailing watches:

When sailing we got to raise the sails with only a bit of guidance. In science we got to feel what phytoplanton felt like!

Any questions, concerns, or expectations for tomorrow?

Our expectations are that it will be AWESOME!

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