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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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35322 – 01.12.2022 – The sailing days have been great

It’s December! Christmas time has finally descended upon us! It’s time to pull out the music, movies, elf on the shelf and everyone’s favorite game: Secret Santa!   As you can sea… (ha! see what I did there with the see and sea… you get it!) from the pictures below,…...

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35322 – 30.11.2022 – 15 sails set by the end of the day!

Although I (Naomi) spent the day on backshaft, the six watches were very busy! Watch 1 set the Oberbesan and Watch 3 inspected the rigging. We also set a new record, with 15 sails set by the end of the day! Today ended with a dolphin sighting and a gorgeous…...

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35322 – 29.11.2022 – a speed of 8.5 kn blasting our way southwest

After a normal start to our day (wake-ups at 7 am), we had to say good-bye to our parents. Around 10 am, we departed from our docking position from Tenerife. There was an all-hands called so we could unfurl the sails, which lasted for an hour. We would eat an…...

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35022 – 27.11.2022 – final day of our first parent port

On November 27th, the floaties wrapped up their final day of our first parent port. We began with a great morning of family sail training organized by several of our students. Those present learned the German sailing commands we use on deck every day, braced the foremast, and set one…...

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