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A Comparison of Age of Sail and Science Camp I
(Now, you’ve probably heard about Age of Sail from other blogs...)
Even though Science Camp and Age of Sail had many differences and similarities, it was hard to tell which of them was the best. Their similar places can be very close together in comparison, but the differences can be very far apart.
First of all, Science Camp and Age of Sail had a few similarities. For example, we slept overnight at both of them, had to clean in both of them, had to memorize and sing songs in both of them, and sometimes got mail in both of them. It was also very cold and windy in both of them! When we had overnight sleeping, we also had to bring a sleeping bag for both of them too. I used the very same sleeping bag for both Age of Sail and Science Camp. For the cleaning in Science Camp, we had to clean our cabin and make it tidy every Coyote cabin and the Balclutha’s pantry was shining. We also had to memorize songs in Ms. Lin’s class to sing in both Science Camp and Age of Sail. For Science Camp, we had to clean every day because we had cabin inspection. For the cleaning in Age of Sail, I was in the Galley Crew, so my crew and I were supposed to clean the dishes, except another crew was so kind and got a punishment to clean the dishes instead. So we took that time to clean up and literally scrub with a wet towel the pantry, where we had been cooking all day. Eventually, both my Coyote cabin and the pantry were shining. We also had to memorize two songs for both Science Camp and Age of Sail, one slow and one more lively. They were called 靜夜星空 and 營火. We were tested on both of them by our Chinese teacher. For Age of Sail, we learned three chanteys, called Leave Her Johnny, John Kanaka, and Sally Racket. We were also tested on those three songs. I think they were all hard to learn, especially Leave Her Johnny.We received mail in Science Camp and Age of Sail, too. For Science Camp, I received mail on Wednesday from my teacher when I was sitting down in the amphitheater. She just handed it over. For Age of Sail, the captain had us all below deck, when Sea biscuit, made his funny story about being hit in the head by the US Mail sack with all of the class’ mail inside. I think Age of Sail’s delivery of mail was better than the way Science Camp gave us our mail. And of course, both trips were freezing (especially Age of Sail’s night watch) and very windy.
(to be continued...)
Article posted February 2, 2012 at 08:56 PM •
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