Öckerö gymnasium

A December day on the Atlantic

It has now gone one day on the Atlantic and so far, things are going great! The weather is wonderful. The sun is shining and it’s not too wavy. Actually, no one has even gotten seasick yet. For me, the day started at 11 o’clock in the morning. Because we wake up so late, we can choose between having breakfast or lunch. Since I didn’t feel like having lunch today, I had my regular breakfast instead: oatmeal and a cheese sandwich.

At 12 o’clock our watch started. Today I was galley rat. That is when you help the chefs in the galley, doing things like chopping vegetables, putting out food, and now that our dishwasher is broken: doing the dishes. I had a good time in the galley today. We didn’t have a lot to do so it wasn’t as stressful as it often can be.

After our watch we had lessons as usual. Lessons on the boat are very special. We sit in our mess hall and work on our assignments. But most often it’s pretty hard to concentrate. Everyone is tired after the watch, and because of that, and the fact that the room is filled of pillows and blankets, it’s very easy to… rest your eyes for a while. But of course, I would never do that!

The day ended with a watch-swap. Today was a special day, because at 12 o’clock it went over to December 13:th, which means that Lucia starts, a Swedish tradition. So, the watch that ended dressed up and sang a song for us. It was a nice ending to a nice day.

But for us, the day didn’t really end since we started a new watch and had to work for 4 more hours before we could finally go to bed.

Elvira Sterner SA2225


Öckerö seglande gymnasieskola
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475 31 Öckerö

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