Today is Christmas Day and a half, so Christmas cake and mince pies f or smoko and festive decorations up in the lower mess. Another fire drill formed part of this mornings entertainment, only this time, the cadets were in charge, playing the roles usually performed by the per manent crew. Feel free to panic. Sarah was the Captain, Sam, Mate, Jo e, Ch Eng, Luke, BA control, Iain, Medic, and Dan and Georgina, BA te am. You,ll be pleased to hear that Penelope the casualty survived an d the ship was saved.
The jib, staysails and spanker are helping the engines carry us stea dily northish. Some sextant lessons for the voyage crew are being ma de tricky because some bounder keeps rocking the ship. Clear blue sk ies, sunshine and steady northerly winds accompany us as we continue our journey towards the Fastnet and Ireland. White watch signing off for now.
1450 miles to Antwerp