Sunday, June 20, 2010

Day 6: Happy Fathers Day!

Besides celebrating fathers on and off the ship, today was a pretty typical day.  We had our first "map exam" in Global Studies.  Essentially it was a blank map of the Mediterranean and we had to fill in the major cities and seas.  It went pretty well, nothing too challenging.  Other tests are fast approaching.  While the ship appears to be moving pretty slow the classes go at warp speed. 

There have been numerous dolphin and whale sightings the past few days as we are now passing through some of the warmer more shallow waters found along the mid-oceanic ridge of the Atlantic.  I actually had a brief whale sighting this afternoon and saw three or four puffs of white water/air in the distance indicating more whales.  It was pretty quick for pictures but cool nonetheless.  I also came to the realization today that potatoes are served at every single meal here.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner...there's always some variation of roasted potatoes.  The food is good but I'm starting to get a bit tired of our starchy friends.

Since there wasn't anything else really exciting today I'll leave you with some of the demographics of our voyage that we got a few days ago.

Undergraduate Students—708
Undergraduate Female Students—531 (75%)
Graduate Students—28
Graduate Female Students—92%


Karl Stutelberg said...

Sounds like good ratios on the boat!

Agnes said...

I agree w/ Karl...those ratios sound great, Clark!