Today is or second day on the great Atlantic Ocean. For starters I can confirm that we have blessed weather in the shape of a gazing sun and mild wind.
An surprising encounter
Today is or second day on the great Atlantic Ocean. For starters I can confirm that we have blessed weather in the shape of a gazing sun and mild wind. Unfortunately, the wind is not strong enough for us to get by with just the sails, so we must keep the engine on too. As for today we on the 8-12 guard started the morning with some sail theory from our guard leader and then rounded up the morning with some maintenance on the ship.
Today it is Sunday which means we have our weekly special breakfast. The special breakfast consists of bacon and eggs which some of us do enjoy very much while some of us don´t. Since it is Sunday and we are at sea we also have a security “run through”. Today we engaged in a full-scale man over board training which means the full crew has to pull up the sails as quickly as possible to get the man over board boat in the water as fast and smooth as possible. The whole exercise went smoothly and without complications. After our little security training we had a boat meeting, and lucky for us students the officers had no complains on us so far. The captain also introduced a game that we will be playing on the boat starting tomorrow. The game is a sort of murder game, were one person of the whole crew gets to be the murderer and the rest of the crew’s mission is to stay alive and figure out who the murderer is. The game can continue for weeks and hopefully you guys at home will hear more about it in future blogs.
Today we also got a little visitor on the boat in the form of a bird. We can confirm that the bird is completely fearless and likes company. The bird, which for now doesn´t have a name may have to follow us all the way to the Azores since it seems the bird doesn´t have the capacity to fly back to Bermuda. So, for now the bird is a part of the crew and will keep the outwatch company.
Hopefully you are as good of a time back in Sweden as we are having here.
A blog from starboards bird tamer Rasmus Andersson
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