The Sussex School – Day 1

Trip Day: Day 1

Location: Bellingham Bay

Name(s): IsabellaJackson Ella Lily

School/Grade: The Sussex School / 8th

Sussex School is underway and sailing the San Juan Islands! Check out Carlym’s track from the past day!


Given that the good ship Carlyn is anchored at Jones Island for the night (see that pink triangle – that’s her!), we’ll most likely not receive the next Ship’s Log until they’re at their next destination, which is Shaw Island. While Jones Island is well known for it’s beauty, amazing beach exploration and hiking trails, it’s of the beaten path and notorious for no service. When you’re sailing, we see that as a wonderful opportunity to unplug and enjoy the magic of the San Juan Islands! No doubt they’ll be more moments to share after their Jones Island adventures!

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  • Challenge Day is underway! Quite rainy and chilly this morning, but that doesn't stop us from wrapping up our science project and completing tasks on challenge day!.
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  • Ever been hot but can't jump in the water? Come cool off at Carlyn's new Boat Salon! Our red buckets provide that great 51 degree, seawater for a great cooling sensation on those hot, windless days! .
Are you as brave as these students from Villa Academy? .
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  • What a morning! We have warm beautiful weather and started off seeing some Harbor Seals basking in the sun and Bald Eagles flying around as we left Sucia Island. Now we are doing deployments, learning knots, and soon we will look at plankton through the microscopes! #STEMadventures #salishseaexpeditions #sanjuanislands #suciaisland #villaacademy #scienceundersail
  • Starting our first day with Villa Academy! We decided to test if there is more plankton the deeper you go, we raised sails and are about to do our deployments to collect our data! #STEMadventures #salishseaexpeditions #villaacademy #scienceundersail