After a good night’s sleep alongside in Aberdeen except for those who had stints doing harbour watches, it was time for a whole lot of new experiences. After breakfast it was Happy hour and time to get out the scrubbing brushes and clean underneath the bunks in the foc’sle, also cleaning the heads and various other jobs on and below deck. Smoko came next, followed by getting the ship ready to leave port, due to the tight space we had to have a mooring warp on the other side of the dock to help pull us of the berth. Once under way we headed north aiming towards the Moray Firth. Unfortunately there was a swell which resulted in a few people feeling seasick. After supper anyone who could see us from Peterhead might have been wondering just what was going on. First we handed the sails as the wind had died down, then the wind came back so we set them again. Next the lifeboat form Peterhead came out to see us they wanted to do a drill. They practised coming alongside with various different people on their helm. Several of their crewmen came on board at different times to have a look around. Alec the second engineer went on his second lifeboat in 2 weeks this time with Nat the bosun, they had a go with the lifeboat controls and went a lot faster than we can. After the lifeboat left, and had retrieved their tiny inflatable that they used for man overboard practice. the wind had died again which meant that we had to hand the sail again. This time the engines stayed on and we motored towards Aberdour Bay to anchor around midnight for the rest of the night.
Bye for now