35422 – 21.12.2022 – we saved a small population of potatoes

The 20th of December was a pretty good day. It happened three days ago, for which I apologise. So let’s go back in time…   There was 4 to 5 days until Christmas (depending on who you ask), tensions are slowly rising! AND only three days until the OS exams!!…...

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35422 – 20.12.2022 –  Christmas karaoke

All watches woke up with 40min of extra sleep due to Time-change, we are now in UTC -3. The sailing was smooth and classes were as usual. We finished the night off with Christmas karaoke. My watch, Watch 2, joined at 8pm and sang “All I want for Christmas is…...

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35422 -19.12.2022 – a Day in the Life of Lea

35422 -19.12.2022 – a Day in the Life of Lea   A Spectacularly Brief Account of a Day in the Life of Lea ate some bread before watch watch 4-6 lauren did her introduction, nearly fell asleep checked all the lines to make sure they were either tight or loose…...

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35422 -18.12.2022 –  My watch is enjoying they’re new spot

After an exciting day off of lessons, yesterday was spent settling in to our new watch times and back in to lessons. My watch is enjoying they’re new spot as they get to see both sunset and sunrise each day, topping off last night’s watch with star gazing and giggling…...

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35422 -17.12.2022 – Only 8 days till Christmas!!!!

Yesterday we had no classes!!! Most of us spent the day sleeping or tanning but there were also a variety of training sessions arranged by the crew including tours of the engine room, navigation, radio communications and cooking with the chefs. It was a glorious sunny day with many flying…...

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35422 -16.12.2022 –  Jubiläum – In der Mitte des Atlantischen Ozeans

Liebe ALEX-Freunde,   heute mal wieder ein Tagesbericht mit ein paar Zahlen für Euch. Wir befinden uns gerade in der Mitte zwischen Südamerika und Afrika. Zu beiden Seiten sind es 780 nm. Im Durchschnitt fahren wir 22,2 nm pro Wache und genießen die Minimumtemperatur von 22° C an Oberdeck. Unter…...

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35422 – 15.12.2022 – we very much enjoy the sailing

Yesterday, the floaties celebrated the birthday of one of our watch leads, Christian by throwing water on him whilst we sang. We happily continue to sail through our Cross-Atlantic journey. Although we very much enjoy the sailing, we are all excited to reach Suriname and embark in our trip inside…...

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35422 – 14.12.2022 – a beautiful sunset

Today our dear floaties continued on their way to Suriname, being the 5th day crossing the Atlantic. Great winds and a beautiful climate let the floaties continue with their sail training to become Ordinary Seamen. To end the day, mother nature gave the Alex II a beautiful sunset.   Time:…...

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35422 – 13.12.2022 – dolphins swimming with the ship

As we head out further into our Atlantic crossing, floaties have been fine-tuning their boson skills all day to be able to receive their Ordinary Seaman certification. Fixing lines up in the rigging and greasing everything that moves down on deck, dolphins were playing with the waves and swimming with…...

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35422 – 11.12.2022 – a beautiful sundown

On Saturday Dec. 10th, we celebrated our medical officer, Sabina’s, birthday.  The cooks kindly baked a cake that had the Alex 2 sketched with frosting sugar, all of which was enjoyed by all crew members.  It was the fist full day of the new rotations, so students got to meet…...

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