15.02.2024 – About Valentine´s Day

Daily Update:

  • Date: 15th February 2024 
  • Time: 8:00am 
  • Latitude: 11.9 degrees north
  • Longitude: 29.17 degrees west
  • Average speed in the last 24 hours: 4.7 knots 
  • Distance in the last 24 hours: 112nm 
  • Total distance travelled this voyage: 8324.7nm 
  • Total distance to destination: 202.6nm 
  • Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius
  • Sea state: 2 
  • Wind: 3 
  • Sailing status: 6 
  • Log keeper: Noah 

I hope everyone had a valentine’s day filled with love. Weather it’s love from your family, children or friends across the sea’s (or on a boat), or even your dog named Franze who love’s everyone a little to much for his own good. I see valentine’s day as a holiday not just for celebrating the love for a partner in a romantic sense. It’s a day to celebrate and recognize that you are loved just as much as you love those around you. A reminder to think of your friends and family. Valentine’s day has been seen as a holiday for buying up to corporate greed by getting your hypothetical part time girlfriend grocery store flowers. Yet that takes away from a large portion of the population that loves another in a different way. Remember to tell your loved ones you love them, that you think of them, that you’re there for them. So to all the Mums, Dads, Brothers, sisters, best-friends, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and cats named Dave, Happy Valentines day, you are loved.

Now for what us as Class Afloat students did for this wondrous holiday…… most of us were sick. Though sick, candy grams were given out to friends, chocolate was eaten, potatoes were peeled by the 0-2 night watch, and teddy bears were hugged. From what I saw, this was a day that everyone felt a little bit more appreciated. As a community, we have a ship-family bond with one another that sometimes just needs to be seen a little bit more.