Friday, August 26, 2011

Ready to Sail! The Students Board...

4:00 pm Fri Aug 26, 2011

Lots of Luggage for the next 4 months!
The students have arrived!  Suddenly the ship is vibrating with new energy as roughly 500 college students from over 200 universities and 19 countries have come aboard.  The sun came out in time for their first meal on the ship, and we all sat out on the decks together in anticipation of the next 4 months.

Parents Line the Dock in Montreal Harbor to say Bon Voyage
 Many of their parents have lined the dock, waiting to wave Bon Voyage as we are only one hour away from departure. 

It will be a busy next few days as students go through orientation and we faculty get our classes ready.  I’ll be teaching my Greening Religion class on Sunday and my Globalization, and Nature & Society courses on Monday as we head down the St. Lawrence Sea Way and across the Atlantic.  Let’s hope for relatively calm seas between here and Casablanca!

1 comment:

  1. I do hope you got away from the east coast of the US in time to avoid Irene and that you do have smooth sailing. I may go east with the Red Cross next week. I also hope the new class format goes well. Enjoy the ship and your shipmates. Jean