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Yesterday, we boarded the semester at sea ship, the MV Explorer. Cyrus, my cousin; Eli, and I boarded the ship at twelve thirty. We showed Eli’s parents around because Eli is staying with us on the four month long journey. We three kids are staying in a room with two beds, and one cot. We have to wear a key around our neck. The key is a card that we swipe in a slot in the door. The ship pulled out at eleven o’clock and we watched it come out of the harbor. It did not really start to sway until we were asleep, so when we woke up it was a little bit of a shock. But none of us have gotten seasick yet.
On the ship there is an internet connection (which is how we do the blog of course) but it is very slow. Each person has to have an internet account to use the Semester at sea’s internet. We have not been given our internet codes yet, but we may be given them as soon as later today. On the television, there are six channels. One of them shows where you are in the water, and how many knots you are going.
The ship’s next stop is Halifax, Canada to pick up the college students, and our first real stop for the trip is Cadiz, Spain.

There is a basketball court on the top deck of the boat, and Eli, Cyrus, and I have so far been only throwing the baseball, since the basketball hoops have not been set up yet. Eli Cyrus and I have class together. Obviously, most of the time we have to of split up our lessons since our ages range from eight to thirteen. Every day that we are on board, we have school.

Posted by GabrielRR 06:36 Archived in USA Tagged cruises

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