Looking back at the 38th Voyage-Part 1
As the 38th Voyage winds down, the hardest question I get as the Morgan Stowaway is “So how was it?”
I’ve seen and experienced some incredible things this summer, so when somebody asks me how the voyage went, I find it difficult to boil it down to a snappy response.
Up until now, the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan has felt like sprinting a marathon. It has been two months of exhilarating, inspiring, exhausting, important, sleepless, sweaty and spectacular moments, with a free soda thrown in from time to time.
It’s still difficult to put this voyage into perspective. It certainly has changed me. Consider the following:
Yesterday I found a black fly in my coffee. I drank it anyway.
Then I took a shower but forgot my towel, so I dried myself off with my t-shirt. This lifestyle has officially broken me – I think I’ve finally become a sailor.
To commemorate the 38th Voyage, six crew members got tattoos. Although this voyage has certainly made a lasting impression, I prefer to keep my memories digital, and not inked. But I can’t help but admire their sweet tats!
For the last few blog posts I want to revisit the voyage highlights. I talked with some crew and Mystic Seaport staff members, and this is what they had to say. Enjoy!
Highlight reel part 2
Stay tuned for part 2.