35122 – 16.11.2022 – day exploring in Morocco

Good morning everyone, yesterday all floaties were set free into Morocco to spend their day exploring. Students had no class and were first tasked with backschafte and the usual chores that are done every day. A port presentation was held in the morning, Raf and Rob told everyone about Morocco,…...

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35122 – 15.11.2022 – arrive in Agadir

Good morning everyone, another day of classes and we are scheduled to arrive in Agadir, Morocco, tonight by 6pm. The weather is getting warmer and we are all about to go somewhere that is very different in culture from us. Everyone is excited to get off the ship and explore…...

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35122 – 14.11.2022 – dolphins swimming at the bow

Good morning! Everyone aboard was very excited today as we are getting very close to Agadir. The passage from Lisbon to Agadir has been substantially calmer than the passage from Bremerhaven to Lisbon. This has allowed for more activities to be happening daily. Today we spent multiple hours preforming man overboard maneuvers.…...

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35022 – 06.11.2022 – We enjoyed Lisbon

Good morning everyone! We enjoyed our first full day in Lisbon. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and everyone is full of energy and excited to be at our first destination since getting on the ship. Students did everything from walking around town, indulging in delicious seafood, visiting the Fado…...

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35022 – 05.11.2022 – We’re in Portugal!

We’re in Portugal! We finally arrived in Portugal at around 9h00. The schedule of the day was different from usual: We had 40 minutes classes in the morning. Then, we had a deep ship clean followed by a presentation of Portugal by David and Raf. At 17h00 we left the…...

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35022 – 04.11.2022 – dolphins swam beside the bowsprit

We woke up this morning to the sight of Lisbon on portside! The weather is very sunny and relatively warm. Yesterday afternoon, a pod of around 15 dolphins swam beside the bowsprit. We are all very excited to finally go to port after 16 days at sea! Daily Update Time:…...

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35022 – 03.11.2022 – approached the coast of Portugal

Yesterday we had sails up for a couple of hours as we approached the coast of Portugal. As well, we’ve been greeted by multiple pods of dolphins throughout our journey. Everyone has had lots of fun sliding back and forth from the rocking of waves and rough weather. We’re looking…...

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35022 – 02.11.2022 – a beautiful sunset

Today our dear floaties finally crossed Biscay Bay on their way to Lisbon. A calm sea state and a great climate in the coast of Spain let the floaties enjoy a beautiful sunset. The wind wasn’t collaborating with the Alex II, which led us to start the engine in order…...

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35022 – 01.11.2022 – a karaoke night

Yesterday was Halloween! We woke up to decorated halls and a ghost scavenger hunt in the mess. The rules: take Lauren a ghost from the mess and receive a candy. The sailing day was choppy but beautiful. Classes continued as usual, but the night turned spooky! Most students dressed in…...

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35022 – 31.10.2022 – Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! We’re around 4 days from Lisbon, Portugal and there will likely be smooth sailing (motoring) all the way there. It’s been windy and stormy, but we’ll be leaving the Bay of Biscay this afternoon. Lunch was very good; we got some pasta with vegetable sauce. Also, yesterday the…...

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