Had to wake up at 7:30 am to go and have a delicious breakfast of Sausages, egg and cooked cherry tomatoes. Then I had watch duty from 8 am to 12 midday.
'Happy Hour' one of our jobs today was to scrub the deck which was great fun, all of us working as a team, I got the exciting job of using the hose to wash down all the decks!
After happy hour we had a good earned break of smoko, Ali the Second mate then announced that she was doing a talk about the weather in the lower mess, she explained that we were going to have to get quite close to the isle of Skye to leave us enough room to the east to sail the ship and turn in light winds, unfortunately the tide took us a little bit close to land and we could see the rocks close by within three cables away!! The captain and crew worked really hard to try and turn the ship back around but we were forced to use the engines to stop us going aground. (Asgard II is still behind us)
What you would be glad to hear is that we have had no episodes of sea sickness today, we are all well!!!! (Touch wood)
Suddenly out of nowhere we saw what we thought was a white sting ray, but only to realise it was a fin of a minkie whale. For two hours it was showing off to all of us on board by surfacing and circling around the boat. (Many of us have photos of the beautiful sighting)
Had a lovely dinner of roast chicken with new potatoes and swede and pudding was Apple strudel with vanilla ice-cream!!!!!!!!!
I am now heading up to the bridge for my 2000 hr watch till 00 00
Written by Izzi Allies on behalf of her watch AFT PORT