This summer (summer of 2012) Sarah—another recent graduate and my best friend—and I hopped aboard COA’s new boat the Osprey to check out what people were up to on Great Duck Island. Upon return, let’s see, 11 hours later, I had a new appreciation for land.
Yep, I got really, really sea sick. The trip to Great Duck was fine, but after leaving Great Duck and Mount Desert Rock, we headed out for a transect. If you don’t know what that means and you see it in the same sentence as a boat trip you are considering joining, I urge urge urge you to ask just what a transect is before you hop on board.
For us, the transect meant being stuck on a boat going back and forth over the same five mile stretch for literally, 3 to 5 hours. I lost count. I think it was 5, it could’ve been 3, and I was most definitely miserable and totally stuck. I am sure it will be something we will laugh about in the years to come.
Anyway, College of the Atlantic students are doing some pretty cool research out there on Great Duck Island. Check out the video below for photos and some more information about what they are working on!1