Logbook Tres Hombres (April 15, 2012)
End of the morning watch (part 5 of a day) by Elise Kossen, trainee
14.00 Muster-time! The only time the crew is all together during the sailing periods. (on shore it is a totally different story..) When all crew is present Jorne starts the muster with telling how many miles we did the last 24 hours.. Today it was 65 miles, not a lot but better than yesterday. Also he tells about the work which has been going on and starts a round-talk. In this round-talk everyone can speak up their mind, tell stories or the last news and sing a song. Just like all of the crew members you tell the group "you're fine" and the muster is finished. Jorne is not standing with the book 'Schoonerman' in his hands so this means no story telling but a lecture. Today it will be a lecture about the history of sailing and different rigging types, given by Jorne himself. You run to the galley to get another cup of coffee and set yourself on the first row in front of the white board.
After the lecture it is time to get some rest, there are 5 hours to dream until your next wake-up call. But first a bucket-shower now the water is still pretty warm 22 degrees (not as warm as you are used to in the Caribbean). The trick is to soap yourself and than throw a bucket of seawater over your head to rinse. A nice and refreshing way to finish the 6 hour day watch. Before you fall asleep you remember to put your leeboard in between your mattress and your bed to not fall out. (you tacked this afternoon and the ship is now heeling over the other bow)
A few hours later you hear "good night it is 7.30 pm , time to wake up, dinnertime and it is chili outside....."
Elise Kossen, Trainee a/b
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