Once upon a time when I was standing watch of the lifebuoy, My and I talked about an incident that happened yesterday while watching the flock of birds flying around the boat.
We suspected that the flock of birds where there to get revenge on our other watch leader because he had killed a wounded bird yesterday. It was a tragic incident. As we were enjoying our conversation, I laid my head on the reeling and suddenly a bird landed on my neck and stayed there for three seconds. It probably thought that I wasn’t a person. I didn’t know what to say except to laugh about it.
Today was a pretty normal day, except that it’s was the day of the cinnamon bun! We even got newly baked cinnamon buns at three o’clock and the small dining area was full of people.
Food is an important and precious thing on-board, so is sleeping. Yet, we don’t get enough of it. Food is something that at least I look forward to eating every day, especially when I get to eat one of my favourite dishes, like today when we got tomato soup and focaccia bread. Sometimes when we get delicious food though, there isn’t enough, and that can be a very big problem. Everyone’s mood will drop very fast and if the chef doesn’t fix it fast enough we’ll start complaining. That’s why food is such a serious topic and why it’s hard being the chef, because it’s hard to satisfy such a critic crowd like we students.
While on the topic of not getting enough, I’d like to mention that I can’t get enough sleep and I don’t know how to fix it. Two days in a row, I’ve taken 20 min naps and that’s worse than being awake instead. The feeling of someone waking you up just when you had fallen asleep is the worst because it’s like sleepwalking the rest of the night.
Anyway, other than being very tired it’s been a good day with lots of action. Today we change tack again and it went great because I wasn’t involved. I just stood there watching everyone running back and forth on deck, yelling and pulling on ropes. That’s my summary of changing tack.
That was my interpretation of the day, and everyone lived happily ever after.
Sofia Klahr, Starboard ☆