After a night of being dangerously close to being thrown out of our bunks, we received an early wake up call ready for our 8-12:30 watch. An entertaining breakfast that was more like gymnastics than a meal, as we tried to stay upright whilst balancing cereal. On our watch we encountered everything from windfarms to towing tugs, which prompted a Yachtmaster quiz whilst watching as the crew all made hilarious attempts to drink tea whilst trying to stay balanced.
A sailing talk from Barry on the high seas was rather exciting as people tried to keep hold of their seats, having been flung around the deck. Having learnt the ropes, we had another tasty meal before our nap time occurred. A few hours later, the dreaded phrase; "all hands to bracing stations" was heard over the tannoy system. Tumbling out of our bunks and staggering up the companion way, pulling on jumpers and coats, we prepared to loosen and haul the yards square.
After that we decided there was no going back to bed, and so whipped out the Twister in the bar. This brought on laughter all round as we attempted "left hand blue" as the waves sent both the ship and then us rolling. A great supper followed and after finally persuading a rather pungent Posh-Dan to take a shower we sailed onto the anchor just outside Zeebrugge at the end of a day of fun, reluctant showers and sea sickness.
F/P Emma & Imy