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Trip Hatton '19

Trip Hatton '19
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Day 6

I eagerly awoke at 8am to be the first one in the shower and luckily I was successful. After the battle for the shower and grab and go style breakfast, we once again loaded up into the vans as we had so many times before and headed to the Sandcastle Service Project. Once we arrived at the beach with...

Day 5

Once again we woke up, ate and left on the vans in a rush due to a lack of communication about what time we were going to be leaving at. We went to the NELHA campus to learn about efforts being made to reduce human impact on the marine ecosystem through various forms of aquaculture. The first place we...

Day 4

After an early wake up of 6am, I enjoyed home cooked breakfast sandwiches from Mrs. Hansen which was a pleasant surprise from the cold bagels the day before. We then loaded up on the vans once again and went to the harbor to meet up with Captain Jack's zodiac tours. We split into our two groups and loaded onto...

Day 3i

I had rough start this morning with an early wake up at 6am to eat a quick breakfast before heading to the docks to get on the dive boat. These dives were to ensure we knew all the fundamentals of diving as well familiarize us with the Hawaiian marine ecosystem. After all squeezing into our ill fitting wetsuits, we...

Day 2

Today we woke up to a delicious home cooked meal thanks to Mrs. Hanson. We first all piled into a van to listen to a talk at NELHA in which the primary focus was the development and utilization of OTEC. To summarize OTEC uses both warm surface ocean water and cold deep ocean water to produce clean energy. The...

Day 1: First Impressions

After an unrelenting and brutal flight schedule totaling nine flight hours, we finally arrived in Kona airport. Upon entering the van to drive to Homes Over Kona, I realized that I had left my sunglasses on the plane. After desperately searching for a cell signal Mrs. Hanson lending me her phone and I filed a missing object report. Despite...

Day 6

Today we ate breakfast at the chaperone's house (hibiscus tree). Food rations were spare due to the food available being the compilation of all the unwanted or uneaten food in the previous days. This meant I got to eat some new cereals that I did not care for. Now dressed in clothes we were not afraid to get dirty, we...

Day 5

Today we at at the Alamander house and did the same old breakfast routine that has been for five days in a row now. Nothing unusual happened so I'll just skip over it to spare you the boredom. So off we go to the first dive site. It is a wreck about 60ft down called the Kodiak Queen. This ship...

Day 4

Today I ate lunch at the Lime house where I was luckily able to snag some Froot Loops and a strawberry yogurt so breakfast was made better. After liberally applying sunscreen I was ready to set out for the day. After splitting up with the Sea Monkey crew we went to snorkel, collect, observe and identify invertebrates near mountain point....