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Enjoying Alaska

(Just for Fun, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2016) Permanent link   All Posts
Corcoran Photo Greetings from Kodiak, Alaska! I hope everyone who is reading this is having a great summer whether it is being spent working, at school, or simply just relaxing.

 

I’m learning a lot here aboard the USCGC Munro. We are now on week seven of being here so it has gotten to the point where it’s kind of funny for us to see new people report on board. For instance, all of the freshly minted ensigns from the Academy who graduated in May are starting to report to their new units and two have reported to Munro already. It’s kind of funny to us that we can show them around a little and demonstrate to them what we have learned while being here.

 

The weather here is very unpredictable. For the most part, it’s cloudy and/or foggy. However, randomly the sun will come out and then other times it will start pouring out of nowhere. We have learned to not take the sunny days for granted though.

 

When we got back from our patrol, fellow cadet blogger, Jade Schroeder, and I enjoyed fishing for salmon and cooking what we caught by a bonfire near the river. It was so much fun! However, the time really flies here in Kodiak since it stays light out for so long. We finally realized how late it was when the sun finally went down around 11:30. The lighting situation is very confusing. Luckily, we have no windows in our stateroom on the boat, so we can go to sleep whenever we want.

 

I’m having a great time learning a lot and exploring the island of Kodiak, but I also can’t wait to go home and see my family and the new puppy my parents got while I was away. She is a border collie and black lab mix and she looks adorable!

 

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at Samantha.E.Corcoran@uscga.edu.

 

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