35422 – 11.12.2022 – Von Unten nach Oben, wird alles geboten

Liebe ALEX-Freunde,   sicherlich freut Ihr Euch wie ich über die neusten Berichte, Tratsch und Klatsch von der ALEX II. Daher nun mal wieder das Beste zwischen Maschine und Brücke. Fangen wir unten an und steigern, uns nicht nur räumlich, dann nach oben.   In der Maschine werden seit einigen…...

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35322 – 10.12.2022 – a group of students was scuba diving in the morning

Yesterday, for our last day on the land and the first day of sailing, some of us took the morning for some last-minute shopping before the big Atlantic crossing. Other went to relax at the beach close to the port to swim a last time, while other benefited of the…...

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35322 – 09.12.2022 – Yesterday it was one of the best days yet

Yesterday a lot of people went snorkelling and scuba diving. We seen lots of different marine life like turtles, stingrays, pufferfish, starfish and lots of different fish. We had our first swim call back at the boat and people were jumping off the sides. It was definitely one of the…...

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35322 – 08.12.2022 – A day on Ilha de Santo Antão

Today, many of the students participated in an exhilarating port program. After taking a ferry to the island of Santo Antão, we all piled into safari buses for a wonderful ride through the lushes, green mountains. Stopping at some stunning lookout points, tasting local food and drink, and exploring towns…...

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35322 – 07.12.2022 – a bunch of us headed out to a beach and snorkelled with turtles!

Today we headed to the Ocean Science Centre Mindelo where we learned about the exploration of the ocean in Cabo Verde and got a tour of their facility. Afterwards we had shore leave, so a bunch of us headed out to a beach and snorkelled with turtles!   In the…...

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35322 – 06.12.2022 – at the end of the night we had a talent show

Despite the name Cabo Verde, this place ain’t very green. However, the waters are very blue so who cares. We started the day by going off on shore leave. All of the marine bio students went to find a fish market but found nothing but vegetables. Later a bunch of…...

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35322 – 05.12.2022 – we arrived in Cabo Verde

Yesterday, we arrived in Cabo Verde! We got to anchor in the harbour at 4pm, just in time for math class on top of the chart house while watching the sunset. As always, we had our deep ship clean to prepare for docking. The maritime crew surprised us by taking…...

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35322 – 04.12.2022 – “Oscar” the dummy (pictured) get rescued by our crew

A busy day on board the Alex II as we begin preparations for our final port before the Atlantic Crossing. The day started with a rather shambolic colours meeting, with a number of cabins failing to set their alarms! The offending late sleepers attempted to sheepishly creep into their watches-…...

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35322 – 03.12.2022 – Kraig, our resident elf, is disappeared

Yesterday was marked by the tragic disappearance of Kraig, our resident elf. We had welcomed him onboard on the occasion of Saint Nicholas Day but, three days before the festivities, he vanished. Our inspection squadrons of floaties were deployed to search for him, without success. The day went on and…...

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35322 – 02.12.2022 – Mariah Carey can be heard from every corner

Today, Christmas is in full swing aboard the Alex-II! Floaties are doing everything they can to get into the Christmas spirit. The wrapping on advent calendars have been torn off, Christmas sweaters have been put on, and Mariah Carey can be heard from every corner of the vessel. Many floaties…...

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