Monday, February 4, 2013

Captain's Blog 2/4/13

This morning we are hosting about 30 cadets and officers from the Caribbean Maritime Institute here in Montego Bay. CMI is very much like Massachusetts Maritime Academy. They have 200 students, and the ones that are aboard are upper class and sharp. They wear white shirts and black trousers - much like our "salt and pepper" uniform, impeccably tailored, starched and fitted with shoulder boards, insignia and ribbons.

I spoke with the group for about 20 minutes, explaining MMA to them and answering their questions. I was very impressed with their attitude and questions. It is so very nice to be able to see other intuitions - but most importantly to get to speak with the cadets.

Our cadets have enjoyed this port immensely, especially the beaches and the tours funded by the Student Government Association. But all good things come to an end, and they will all be aboard and accounted for by midnight as we set sail at 0800 for Aruba - after eight days at sea.

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