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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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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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