Öckerö gymnasium

First day at sea

The moonlight sparkled in the water and all we heard was the engine peacefully going from afar and it was covered a quite out of this world experience.

Today we woke up to a beautiful morning, the sun eas shining and only a couple of small clouds were on the blue sky. The most of us students were pretty tired but after we had breakfast at 7:15 we understood that today we were supposed to leave Tarragona and start to sail against Las Palmas and suddenly we all got a little bit more alert.

We left the port to go by engine almost all the entire day because there was almost no wind. It was really hot outside when the sun was shining so I among others tanned on the front deck almost all day. We set up sails but there was no wind so we didn't get anywhere.

This day in particular was quite special due to the start of the watch system. Before we had a shore system where most of us slept at night and only two were awake to watch the ship at night. This new system makes each watch be up four hours at a time twice a day and I'm in midship and our first watch was four to eight. The first thing we got to do was to wirl (tie) the sails because there was no wind. Then we had dinner and watched the beautiful sunset. The last hour we all layed in a pile on the deck and also see Mars besides the moon. The moonlight sparkled in the water and all we heard was the engine peacefully going from

Johanna Boström

Publicerad: 2020-10-29

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