Ahoy, Followers –
One of the highlights of my weekend in St. Thomas was seeing a rainbow. Over the past month, the cadets and I have observed a few rainbows over the ocean.
This was the first time, however, that I was lucky enough to spot one in port during Sea Term 2023.
I just love seeing the arc of color in the sky! It’s hard to believe that this display begins when white light is bent as it passes through a droplet of water. Those bands of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet never seem to hang around long enough, do they? I guess that’s what makes us look forward to seeing the next rainbow.
Here are three photos that the cadets and I captured of our St. Thomas rainbow. We never did find the pot of gold that is rumored to be a the end of every rainbow, but the warmth and kindness of the people of St. Thomas more than made up of it.
Someday, I’d like to see a rainbow from an airplane. When we view a rainbow from the ground, we see a semi-circle. When you look down onto a rainbow from the air, you see a full circle. That’s twice as much color and beauty!
I don’t just love looking at rainbows, I like singing about them too. Have you heard the song, Rainbow Connection? It’s one of my favorites! Sing along with me!
While I am waiting for the next rainbow to appear in the sky, I like to hunt for colors aboard the TS Kennedy.
Check out these brilliant presentations that I’ve made:
Unfortunately, my TS Kennedy rainbow is two colors short. It is almost impossible to find the colors indigo and violet aboard our training ship.
Would you like to learn about how a rainbow is formed? Check out this video!
Wishing you a colorful day!
Your favorite rainbow-loving pirate,