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Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002
The Sound School
Multi-day Transit from Boston to New Bedford
Day 2 of 4

Today starts at the anchorage off Provincetown.

Weather Conditions: Sunny, winds light out of SE, barometer rising at 30.52, temperature a balmy 12 degrees C.

12:00 AM- As tortured B watch nestled down in the foc’sle, Mike was left in the freezing cold for anchor watch. The point being, we were freezing then finally warm. Lauri our cook woke up eraly to create a delicious meal for the thirty-six famished people on board. Being woken up so early turned out to be positive. The Provincetown monument tortures us… Anyhow, breakfast was Great! Delicious! Wonderful! Yummy! Extraordinary! We didn’t drop the utensils. NEVER, never drop the utensils.

7:00 Am- Chores! Arg! Wash the dishes! Scrub the pooper! (Nick’s job) Arg! Clean the soles! Etc. etc. Corwin, get rid of your problem… NO BARKING SPIDERS!

9:00 AM- Row row row your Dory gently out of P. Town… ESCAPE THE MONUMENT! Then, to climb the rigging, to feel like you are flying… on top of the world! I’ll never let go Jack! But seriously, many people had a great time aloft and in the Dorys. Let the good times roll… No cars, we are on a boat. Some people participated in the arts and farts program and made beautiful fantabulous jewelry.

2:00 PM- Our captain gave us a wonderful talk on safety on board and drills for emergency. We went through a man overboard drill where our lovely orange beauty buoy was retrieved from the cold water and brought back to have mouth to mouth resuscitation done by Eric Peterson. So, we learned our safety rules and switched shifts… Pluck, Pluck, Pluck, no more uni-brow…

P.S.- Liz W. is GUMBY!!!!

Bulletin: Dinner is chicken and broccoli, expecting more barking spiders….

B Watch: Steve, Steve, Liz, Liz, Eric, Eric, Paula, Caitlyn, Ali, Corwin, and Mike.

24 Hour Plan:
Dory rowing this AM
Get underway and drills
Sail through the night around Cape Cod
Arrive Polluck Rip off Chatham by midnight or 1am late tonight to catch a fair tide
Anchor at Weepeckets off Naushon Island in Buzzards Bay Friday night

Captain: Sophie Morse
Program Coordinator: Steve Kirk

Ernestina at anchor with Pilgrim's Monument in the background in Provincetown.

The latest boat fashions modeled here.....

We tack out of the Harbor enroute 'round the Cape.

Dory rowing gets the day off to a great start!

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