“These aren’t the lines most rappers are rapping with/
These are the lines I’m hauling on, creating callouses/
Same thing, every day when I pull back my curtain/
It’s a sailors life, minus the girls, pay and cursing…”
Duryea Decker-Griffith, a student aboard Virginia for the spring semester of Ocean Classroom, a hands on sailing and education adventure.
In the spring of 1999, I sailed with OCF aboard Spirit of Massachusetts and it’s a trip to read read first impressions of life aboard from this year’s batch of kids.