The Azores to Oostende, Belgium
12/4/12 - 16/4/12
We are at sea again meaning, yes, yes, school starts. When I started this trip I thought there wouldn't be an end to the amount of work I have, but now I actually think I will manage to finish all my work. It's a miracle!
Anyway, besides school we of course had watch. My watch is still four to eight, which I actually quite enjoy. We have a lot of fun during our watch.
We also saw whales again! Well, one whale. I finally got a proper whale picture. The ocean was really calm, which is the best time to spot whales.
On the 13th of April, which was Friday the 13th... I had my kitchenshift! But luckily, nothing bad happened. Well except for the fact that we were planning to make Wienerschnitzels, but took out the wrong meet so we ended up making pork with potatoes from the oven and a salad. Dinner was pancakes and we wanted everybody to have two so 45 times 2. We had to make at least 90 pancakes plus some extra for the watches. In the end we made 110 pancakes. Merwin, however, burned his finger. So Willemijn and I spend the majority of the time making the pancakes, luckily some people came to help us.
Sunday I had watch and it was extremely cold in the morning. Especially at four, which is probably the coldest hour of the day. I think I wore about 5 sweaters, hat, scarf, gloves, thermal underwear, and my rain/sail-suit. You would think I wouldn't be cold with all these layers, but I definitely was. After sleeping till the lunch we had lunch, obviously, and then the regular big clean-up. Together with Yke I had to clean out the fridge. It takes a while, but definitely isn't the worst job. Unluckily, some eggs fell in the fridge which wasn't exactly the nicest to clean up. In the evening, after my watch, Valerie (one of the crew) introduced to us the game of 'Mystery Murders'. Basically you on little folded pieces of paper, the name of a person, the place, and the item they need to be "killed" with. The game can last as long as you want. The point is to touch the person with the item at the location given. It seems easy, but sometimes you can get impossible combinations. It was quite hilarious. For example one of the teachers ran through the hallway by the sleeping huts with a big boei to kill someone and it actually worked!