Finals week is behind me and I ended the second semester strong. On May 5th, I headed to CGC Healy. Healy is a 420-foot icebreaker out of Seattle, Washington. I have never been to Seattle, so that was an amazing adventure. Healy was undergoing dockside maintenance so the 16 of us 3/c that were assigned to the ship worked from 0700-1300 and had many days to explore the city. The Coast Guard base is only about two miles from downtown so I walked to Pike’s Market or went for strolls by the water every chance I got. I remember it raining maybe twice the entire time we were in Seattle.
Some days we took the morale bikes to explore, went to baseball games, or visited museums and the Space Needle. My uncle lives in Seattle so I visited him a few times, gaining an additional perspective on the city. I felt privileged to go to Seattle and spend time with 15 of my classmates, which really helped me get to know new friends.
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