Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:54:00 AM
Climbing the fore-mast. One trainee is climbing down. The toughest part of the climb is just below the platform where the ratlines are like climbing on the underside of a ladder. There are no safety cables either, so you've just got to do it.
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:32:00 AM
Up on the bow, I'd just climbed up to the Lower yard. We all have the baseball cap type helmets on as well as the yellow safety belts ( that you can't see here).
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:31:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:30:00 AM
That's my bridge! I've never seen it from this angle before. On the left is Awaji Island and the right is the mainland island, Honshu. The longest suspension bridge in the world!
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:29:00 AM
Captain Aki gives a position report and shows the wind currents of the area. The chart has our course mapped out with positions every 15 minutes. So cool! I want to know how to do that!
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:28:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:27:00 AM
Holding on for dear life, but still having fun! You always have to pose for a picture! We are standing on a rope that is only about 2 feet below the yard, making it very difficult to keep your balance. We do have our safety belts on that are cliped to the safety line directly behind us.
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:26:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:23:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:19:00 AM
The Knot Master. I met my match. He knows way more than I do, but I was able to stump him! We were challenging each other with types of Bowline knots and he didn't know the Spanish bowline. Well, I didn't know it either, but I looked it up and then showed it to him. :)
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:17:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:15:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:14:00 AM
A couple crew leaders. They have their yellow belts on because they're about to climb up and secure the sail (tie it up).
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:13:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:11:00 AM
We met with our group one last time to share our thoughts on the weekend. I understood most of what was said, but when it came to my turn, I couldn't put in Japanese what I wanted to say. I said it in English and Jun-kun, our leader, said he got chills! He was a riot.
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:10:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:06:00 AM
Posted by Corsair at 3/29/2005 11:05:00 AM