By the end of yesterday afternoon I did not think that it was the best day of my life. Although when we first ran in to the rough weather and the ship was jumping I thought this will add some more fun to the activities we did the previous day(going aloft) but the reality struck in about ten minutes. The afternoon went on and on and on and surprise surprise the weather did not get any better.
Everyone (mostly) feeling down with sea sickness were assisted by Jo to their beds and looked after nicely. I felt very helpless and guilty for being sick and not helping out as I was here to help and not to get helped.
My inner conscious made me get up and I got all dressed up when the captain announced for all hands on deck for tacking .but not very far just outside my cabin I felt sick again decided that I should be in bed otherwise people will have to leave their duties to look after me and I didn’t want to add in to that.
A part of me was always responding to the announcements and finally the team spirit crept in when Chris (our watch leader A.S.) came in wake me up for my anchor watch at 6.
Did the watch joyfully from 6-8 and had our breakfast from 8-9. 9-10.30 was the happy hours when we cleaned up the whole ship. (It needed a good clean from the day before anyway!!) 11.40 we were allowed in to the Cherbourg where we anchored for coming 24 hours. Up on arrival we assisted people who were not able to climb on their own to climb up there and enjoy the view.
We left for the sightseeing ashore in the town of Cherbourg at around 1.00 and enjoyed the cakes, chocolates, coffees, biscuits, French shopping and of course the old town. We were back on the ship after our olive hunt at around 6ish. We were all now looking forward to the much awaited ‘Trafalgar day’ dinner. /