Today on board Bowdoin, as we sail on to our next port, we are visited by two small friends. Before the winds picked up, and the waves began to crash onto deck in a short burst of weather, two small birds landed on the deck to check out the rig. Moving block to block, up and down the lines we watched them for 10 minutes, until they decided to leave before we rode into some heavier weather.
A large portion of Bowdoin’s history sailing into the Arctic involved not only chart work, but also scientific research involving birds and other animals. It is only fitting that while going north we would learn a bit about a species MacMillan loved: birds.