The Bush School, Day 2, May 2015

Trip Day: Day 2

Location: Stuart Island, WA

Name(s): Juliana & Maya

School/Grade: The Bush School 6-8th

Any favorite wildlife sightings, quotes, games to share?

We have seen some seals and a lot of seagulls. We have also seen some jellyfish and a porpoise. In science, we were able to identify different kinds of plankton. This morning when, we had the chance to explore the tidepools, we found anemonies, crabs, and fish.

Quotes of the day:

“I am grateful that I am so fortunate to be able to experience this wonderful trip”
“Dude, if it hurts, you should stop”
– Maya, the sweetest and smartest things she’s ever said.
“Heh heh. I think it’s dead.”
– Maya, referring to the possibly dead crab.

Describe the anchorage or moorage where Carlyn is right now:

Today we are docked in Reid Harbor an inlet on Stuart Island. The island is filled with lots of plants and wildlife. We hiked to a beach beneath the camp and enjoyed some free time on the beach.

Today’s weather…

Sunny; nice winds for sailing; very little clouds; smooth current; pretty warm.

Describe highlights from today’s science and sailing watches:

Science watch; we got to examine plankton under microscopes in the galley. We also tested the amounts of copper in the water. Sailing watch; we put up three sails of the boat, the mizzen (in the rear), the main sail, and the jib (the front most sail). We learned how to find our spot on a chart using latitude and longitude.

Any questions, concerns, or expectations for tomorrow?

Lets cross our fingers for good weather tomorrow.

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