|MA College of Art
our harbor of refuge today with a cold NW wind
still blowing Force 3 and seas 1-2'. The air
pressure is high at 30.60 in. Hg and air
temperature at 6C.
We sail past Cuttyhunk Island
and on past the Buzzards Bay Tower to the
"X" that marks the spot..... Paper
boats over and we return to New Bedford by
This is a perfect day. Mass Art students
frolic aboard the Ernestina. Spirits are high.
Today we ate well and SAILED. We observed
critters in microscopes from the water below.
This morning the ceremonial paper-throw was
carried off successfully. White handmade paper
boxes, kites and mini sailboats fluttered from
the deck and disappeared quietly towards the
stern. Other highlights included more bowsprit
climbs, navigation lessons, and a close encounter
with the Buzzards Bay lighthouse. Layers of
clothing have been peeled away. And as the day
goes on, it feels darn good to be warm and
non-barfy. Laurie prepared the best lunch ever!
And we got to eat on deck- 4 stars ****!!!
Everyone loves the bowsprit. This and the
sextant are the top ranking highlights onboard.
Maybe I will check out the bowsprit now. It looks
like New Bedford is quickly approaching, and
Boston isnt much further away.
And her I am, out on the bowsprit.
Its the best! A whole new perspective of
the great Ernestina, and its Mass Art crew.
Here comes New Bedford. Fair
- written by Christiana Caro
Captain: Amanda Madeira
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican