30724 – Routine at sea

Daily update:

  • Date: March 30th 2024
  • Time: 8:00 am
  • Latitude:45°57’N
  • Longitude: 10°50’ W
  • Avg Speed last 24h: 7.9kn
  • Distance in last 24h: 181nm
  • Total Distance: 12,542
  • Distance to destination: 436nm
  • Temperature: 9° c
  • Seastate: 2
  • Windspeed: 2
  • Sailing Status:  under engine
  • Log Keepers: Andy

Another day on the Alex II comes and goes and St. Malo grows ever closer.  Our sail has been relatively uneventful heresofar, and the usual monotonous routine has kicked in.  The only thrills and excitements the Alex can offer are those rooted in mundane, everyday terrors like dish pit duty, the faculty’s increasingly severe late policy, or the swinging, weighty doors.  (It’s the latter of these that’s responsible for the ever increasing number of purple thumbs amongst the students).  Because of this it’s up to us students to fight the looming specter of boredom by making entertaining distractions and little excitements for ourselves.

In an attempt to cut the monotony of life at sea my watch has begun to organize little events like picnics (pictured below) or “watch movie nights”.  They’re great fun, but even their novelty is being put to the test by the duration of sail.  We’ve already exhausted the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy and I’ve been told that we’ll be moving on to the Kung Fu Panda quadrology next.  I’m trying to stay strong but I fear my mind may start to go if have to see that “Dreamworks” logo one more time.

Send help,