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35322 – 29.11.2022 – a speed of 8.5 kn blasting our way southwest

After a normal start to our day (wake-ups at 7 am), we had to say good-bye to our parents. Around 10 am, we departed from our docking position from Tenerife. There was an all-hands called so we could unfurl the sails, which lasted for an hour. We would eat an…...

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35022 – 27.11.2022 – final day of our first parent port

On November 27th, the floaties wrapped up their final day of our first parent port. We began with a great morning of family sail training organized by several of our students. Those present learned the German sailing commands we use on deck every day, braced the foremast, and set one…...

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35022 – 26.11.2022 – the second day of the parent port

Yesterday was the second day of the parent port. The marine biology students left in all haste in the morning, skipping breakfast to get to a rocky beach in time of low tide to complete their intertidal assignment, but all were on deck before 10 when the parent-teacher conference started.…...

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35022 – 24.11.2022 – The merge of two worlds

Yesterday  we woke up with excitement brewing in the air as the thought of seeing our parents after a long time away settled in our minds. The day began with the usual ritual of early 7:30 am breakfast with backshaft powering through. Then, at 8 am we made our way…...

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35022 – 23.11.2022 – practice makes perfect!

Yesterday, we got lots of practice with tacking and jibing manoeuvres. The first jibing manoeuvre was done with the idle watch. This manoeuvre was successful, with the stern of the ship turning through the wind beautifully. Later, we attempted our first ever tacking manoeuvre. This was less successful, but practice makes perfect! Then we seized the opportunity to practice another jibe, which went smoothly. On the horizon…...

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35022 – 22.11.2022 – Everyone is sick

Good morning! Everyone is sick. Okay not everyone, but on our first day back to classes after Morocco we are all getting our sea legs (and stomach) back and getting back into the swaying of the Alexander von Humboldt II. A bug is going around to, so backshift was a…...

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35022 – 21.11.2022 – going to Tenerife

Yesterday we met the new crew for this voyage! We did sail training at port, and completed a deep ship clean. We also practiced a general alarm maneuver. We set sail at 1800 heading to our next port of Tenerife! ~Serafina   Date: November 21, 2022 Time: 0800 Latitude: 29…...

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35022 – 19.11.2022 – visiting Morocco

On Saturday November 19th 2022, students and faculty traveled by bus from Taliouine to Agadir.  In the morning students swam in the pool, hiked, and went on a walking tour to see agricultural sites and a blacksmith. We stood in a riverbed that was entirely dried out and were told…...

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35122 – 16.11.2022 – day exploring in Morocco

Good morning everyone, yesterday all floaties were set free into Morocco to spend their day exploring. Students had no class and were first tasked with backschafte and the usual chores that are done every day. A port presentation was held in the morning, Raf and Rob told everyone about Morocco,…...

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35122 – 15.11.2022 – arrive in Agadir

Good morning everyone, another day of classes and we are scheduled to arrive in Agadir, Morocco, tonight by 6pm. The weather is getting warmer and we are all about to go somewhere that is very different in culture from us. Everyone is excited to get off the ship and explore…...

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