Logbook Tres Hombres (April 9, 2012)
DATE: Apr. 8 2012 GMT: 14.56 POS: 31.43 N, 56.18 W COG: 085 SOG: 5 knots
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR: N
WIND SPD: 4
SEA STATE: 1m
SEA TEMP: 20,4
AIR TEMP: 19,8
AIR PRES: 1017,3
A day at the Atlantic ocean with the Tres Hombres (part 1 of a day), by Elise Kossen, trainee
The coming weblogs will be a series to tell you the story about how a day at the Atlantic looks and feels like on board the Tres Hombres. I'll try to explain about working and living in the watch system and spending 24 hours a day with 12 people on a small area with only water around you.
Let's say you are in the same watch I am; Starboard watch, the captains watch.
It's 07:15 Marina (one of the port watchers) tells you , waking up time, breakfast is ready and it is sunny outside. This is what happens every wake-up call. Somebody of the other watch friendly calls your name, time, the amount of sweaters to wear and if you are lucky you'll hear an exiting little story about what happened last watch. At this time your mind starts to work again and you'll start thinking about this amazingly vivid dream you had and which you where not able to finish because of the wake up call.
Than it is time to put on your clothes while the movement of the ship is tossing you around (a real challenge). Also the thoughts appear to you to take your rain gear with you or not.. Finally you climb up the stairs, leaving the comfort of your bunk and rain gear behind and you'll prepare yourself for the 6 hour watch ahead of you. Outside you bump into the other watch, they are awake, chatting and laughing after their 4 hour night watch. When you arrive at the galley the questions arises what the breakfast will bring today. Did the bread turn out well? (we make bread during the 'dogwatch' 12-4 am)Today the breakfast consists of eggs, bacon and Grenade chocolate bread made by Toby and Anne Flore. What at treat! In the galley your fellow watch members are drinking their coffee and enjoying their breakfast. They all experienced the same wake up session you just had and are still recovering from a deep sleep.
Elise Kossen, Trainee a/b
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