The morning started as normal, with the still unknown voice to me, 0730 call. Breakfast was slightly sluggish, with some people appearing to put the call on snooze until 0800. Sluggish that is until we heard the news that we would be arriving into Volos four hours early! Aces! Of course from here on in – bracing stations, mooring operations, gangway, press gang – were all tackled with extra vigour as we all wished to sample to delights of Volos!
Of course the cadets could not get such an easy ride, as they are paid to travel and so are expected to appear as if they are working! Well, today they did work, from investigating the procedures for diving at sea, to grinding all the rust from the fo’c’s’le, to depth sounding a possible berth for when the vessel returns in the summer for a race.
The majority of the voyage crew, as well as the permanent crew are currently ashore at a local fish restaurant which has, apparently, had rave reviews.
Of course we are all missing one of our watch leaders, Jenny. We wish you all the best and hope to see you on board again soon.