- 2021 Spring Voyage
The students enjoyed their time on Cumberland Island. In the morning we walked to the Dungeness ruins at the south end of the island. Here we had a class about the history of the island and the dispute to keep it developed or undeveloped. The students were thoughtful during this conversation, debating the merits of preservation vs conservation. Afterwards, students were given some free time to explore.
Early Sunday morning Lexi and her watch got us underway for Brunswick. It was a great last sail. Coming into St Simon’s channel we were able to view the wreck of the Golden Ray, a large car carrier that flipped and went aground in 2019. It was fascinating to see all of the equipment being used to remove the huge vessel.
Shortly before going under the Sidney Lanier Bridge, Logan handed off the deck to Sarah who would bring us to the marina. Phoebe was on the helm as we went through Brunswick Harbor and approached the dock. Once alongside, our efforts turned to stowing the boat.
Today everyone will participate in “field day” an event with a deceptive name, wherein we deep clean the entire boat. This is generally a fun and rewarding activity as we all work together and have music playing the whole time. Afterwards, the students will have a chance to shower and pack.
It has been an excellent trip. The students’ energy and kindness to each other ensured that it would be a success. Tonight at dinner, we will reflect on our last three weeks and hopefully squeeze in one or two more games while we are all still together.