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Summer Adventures

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 Brianna Townsend This summer has been very eventful for me so far and it is only halfway done. The past five weeks I have been spending my time on USCGC Eagle and it was a great learning experience and not to mention a lot of fun. On the third day of our trip we hit a large storm that brought 30-foot swells and we all felt like real sailors after conquering that gale. Our trip on Eagle consisted of crossing the Atlantic Ocean for 21 days with our destination set on Waterford, Ireland. I had a great time in Ireland and it was wonderful to be on land after spending three weeks on water! After Ireland we went to Hamburg, Germany to celebrate Eagle’s 75th anniversary in the place that Eagle was born. The celebration was fantastic and my time spent in Hamburg was outstanding. Our last stop on Eagle was London, England which was very beautiful and there were great places that we got to see there such as Big Ben.

I am now at my second assignment for the summer, which is an 87-foot patrol boat in Virginia Beach. It is very warm here but I am having such a good time. Everyone on the boat is so friendly and it makes for a great learning environment. I look forward to learning a lot during my time here and I also look forward to the experiences that I will have this summer.

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