Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Captain's Blog 2/14/12

Happy Valentine's Day to all the Moms, girlfriends and significant others out there! We'll be there before you know it!

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St. Thomas is in the rear view mirror. You can't leave St. Thomas without some mixed emotions. It is time to go home to our families, back to the studies oncampus but the weather and beaches are so unbelievable in the Virgin Islands. I bet about half the crew and cadets took a boat over to St. John which is one of the true gems of the US National State Park Service. Thanks to the Rockefeller foundation for giving us all a piece of heaven on earth.

So, three days of training to wrap up. We have one exam day and one field day before we turn the Kennedy into the West slip at 0730 on Sunday. However, beforethat we have 1600 miles of North Atlantic seas and weather ahead of us. Right now we are just coming out of Virgin Pass and we are already dipping into apretty good swell. The wind is moderate but the developed swell is running 9-12 feet. We'll rock and roll a few aboard before the day is out.

More tomorrow...

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