First sail of 2024

June 8, 2024 by Joshua
in Education

My friend who teaches kids sustainability, among other things, invited me to join her with some of her students and their parents sailing in New York Harbor. She had me speak to them about things like taking five years (and counting) to fill a load of garbage, not fly, and so on. They loved it.

I loved it too. I enjoy being on the water, when the wind, currents, and tides dictate my pace. Daily worries disappear when sailing.

I’m also scheduled to talk to them about astrophysics later. Coincidentally, they’re reading Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, though the version for kids. They’re around 10 to 15 years old.

We couldn’t go out most of the day since the winds were too high for kids, but we made it out for a few hours. They took lots of pictures of me at the helm with the Statue of Liberty in the background. I’ll have to wait to post them when they send them to me. Here are the pictures from my camera:

I’ll start with a view before we sailed, from a boat in the harbor we reached by powerboat, which I wasn’t fond of, but I’m like everyone else, I work with constraints of my culture. You can work with constraints of the culture and still reduce your impact 90 percent in three years. Yes you can.

Here’s me piloting when we got to sail:

Here are the kids and parents from my view while steering.

EDIT: Here is the first batch of pictures others took:

More to come.

EDIT: more pictures:

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