My Birthday started at 0000 when I turned 17. I was on helm steering theHappy Birthdays while still waking up. It was so warm today I got to wear shorts and a tee shirt. It was a nice break from the bone-chilling cold that we were so accustom to. It was so warm because we were in the Gulf Stream. We had lunch at 1220 then I got ready for watch. I was on dishes today so I was in the Galley with Rachel, Seb, and Ian. It was a squad.
ship. I was relieved and then plotted some points on the chart. I ripped a boatie. Don't worry it was just a boat check. Then change over happened and I went to bed at 0115. I woke up at 7 to the ring of the bell right in my ear. It was none other than Ian ringing it to wake me up for Breaky. There were Breakfast Sandos and Ian did them right. They were so good and then went back to bed. I know it seems like I just sleep for the whole day but don't worry this day was jam packed with events. I wake up for the final time at 11 and get a lot of
For the first part, I was all alone just doing dishes.
I go up on deck and see Madi giving Tahoe (Teo) a haircut. If you ask Tahoe he will say it looks really Good! If you ask anyone else they will say it is not very good. Then we had class which was fun and we prepped the ship for heavy weather that was coming. We put nets to save us from falling overboard. We also rigged a line on each side of the ship that we have to clip into to walk along the deck. This did not stop Lily's sunglasses and hat from going overboard! They both just flew right off! We also got a visit from a pod of dolphins. There were 3 babies and they were so cute! This is when the afternoon got eventful. We celebrated my birthday and had a cake with brownie on the bottom and cookie on the top. And you know what goes great with those? Milk. I got a full quart of milk and it was the cherry on top of everything! That combo is top 10 in my book. I went back to do more dishes and Rachel, Seb and Ian joined me.
We were slowly starting to rock back and forth. Then we hit a big wave and everything falls I am holding
stuff in all my hands and a can with my foot when I see a mug starting to slide. I yell at someone to get it and at the last second Ian grabs it! It was sick! Every few minutes we have a wave like that. Until we get to the biggest one of the day. Ian was up on deck so it was me with and the 2 stews. The wave hits and we turn 35 degrees on a keel. We have little metal walls that keep the food in but we had extra ones that slide so I was holding those.
While this was happening the water from the 2 sinks fully fly
out onto my legs! Then out of no where one of the metal things flies across the galley and misses my knees and hits the wall with such force that it makes a small dent in the wall. It was exhilarating! The boat came back to like a 5 degree keel and it comes down screaming CADE WAS OFF THE DECK AND WAS HOLDING ON TO JUST A ROPE. Cade that must have been so scary but also sick. And don't worry he was clipped in and was safe within the rails but just off the ground because the boat was on the it's side. So yeah the day carried on like that and I got off watch and had some burgers. I am writing my blog right now with my mouse falling across my screen with the boat rocking. Signing off.