2nd Feb. Work day was really fun. After initial chores we had our first lecture/instruction on celestial navigation. Oh I do hope I can get this right. I really want to learn this, it’s so interesting and a super cool thing to know. We then had painting to do. Mikey and I then went to… Read More Santo Antao
Hotel was great even if the Internet was poor. had a big breakfast with Mike who stayed in the same hotel. Spent my day off wandering around the shops just looking and having some me time. It’s funny how nice it is to be alone after spending so much time with 40 others on board.… Read More Cape Verde
Friday. 22nd January. Back to sea. We were supposed to leave at 9, however the Captain was invited to a thank you ceremony. The ship delivered books in French, that had been donated in Canada, to a local school. We were all on standby and getting the ship ready all day, practicing emergency drills. Finally… Read More Sea leg 2
Sunday 17th January Went to bed after my watch ended at 4am with nothing to see. Woke up at 8 and there was Africa. From the ship the coast looks very industrial, dusty and polluted. We sailed as close as we could before turning on the engine and putting away the sails. I went on… Read More Dakar
January 9th Today has been so mental. All hands getting ready to leave the dock and go to sea. So much activity, pulling up and stowing the gang plank, tying up the strop to close the gap. Getting sails ready to set, pulling ropes, then pulling more ropes and yet a few more. We then… Read More Been to sea for 8 days. Now in Dakar
8th Jan Big excitement this morning as Donald the chef had cooked bacon for breakfast. He knows I don’t like it so cooked me and egg. Great start to the day. All hands on deck again. This time everyone had to don there harness’s and got inspected by the captain. He then gave a full… Read More Going to Sea.
5th Jan Every day is so busy, various chores followed by rowing practice , sailing training then lunch, then work details. Normally involving painting at some point I got my harness today ready for climbing aloft. After checking it all out and learning how to put it on the job that I was supposed to… Read More 2 nd update.
1st January 2016. Ok on the plane. Think it is finally sinking in that this is really happening. Feelings right now, very nervous, emotional and excited. Rang mum to say goodbye. Want to cry as all mixed up inside. Must be odd as I don’t even want to eat, very unlike me. Adventuring is a… Read More First Update of Many I hope.
All packed and ready. Taxi ordered for 6:30am tomorrow morning. Thank you all for the messages of support. And so the adventure begins.