Ocean College

Bermuda in sight

Date: 19.02.2023
Author: Constantin
Nautical Position: 31°39.0’N 065°46.5’W
Position: Südwestlich von Bermuda
Etmal: 10169nm
Ship: Pelican of London

It’s Sunday, we’re currently heading to Bermuda in rough weather conditions. Waves are still visiting our deck and spraying our faces. The ship is still holding together and we are pleased with some power in the sockets. This morning we had about 60 miles left to Bermuda. Our Captain Ben decided yesterday to slow down and go into Bermuda on the 20th, because the pilot we need to take is only operating during daylight, so we canceled this evening’s arrival.

Creative Book-Presentations

During the last week we listened to the first few book-presentations in Britta’s German class. She decided before our Costa-Rica stay, that we won’t have a German exam and instead we’ll prepare a presentation about the book of our choice.

Some formals were given to us and creativity was asked.

Every school group had already about eight students presenting in a more or less creative way. Some were actually really funny and we had many with audience interactions. One example is Hannes. He chose the Book “Sea Survival”, one of Pelican’s Bridge Books. It’s about surviving in bad conditions, preventing incidents and how to prepare yourself, your crew and your ship before leaving the berth.

Hannes talked about the formals, like the author and so on and read some text parts to us. In the end, he chose three people which re-acted a swimming-survival position on the floor. We all had a big laugh and I was glad having joined.

Another well prepared presentation was Sophias. Hers was about the Book “Treasure Island”. I read it already in German and I was impressed of her creativity. She nearly buildt up a whole theatre with the audience.

Sophia, tell us about your presentation!

“For presenting the story of “Treasure Island”, I chose an object for each of the main characters and let people from the audience choose one of them. Among these there were hats, jackets, a mop and a copy of “Hamlet”. Depending on the object they selected, they got the matching role they had to play to help me explain the main events of the book in “freeze frames”. It was both fun for the audience and fun for me.

Anonymous Dancer

My favourite is clearly the one who wants to stay anonymous. The person gave an introduction and a quick sum up of the content. Then Nicolai started to read out loud a text part and we all listened. While Nicolai started to read the anonymous person started to dance. Some schools in Germany offer story/poem-dancing as a subject.

So, our person gave its best and showed its talent. It was really funny and I didn’t even listen to the text because I was so amazed.

A normal Sunday on our Reggie

Date: 19.02.2023
Author: Merit
Position: Bocas del Torro
Nautical position: N 09° 19.852 W 082° 14.231
Etmal: 6316.6 nm
Ship: Regina Maris

Brezel for breakfast

Our day started with a delicious Breakfast, thank you to Jojo and Kilian, who always bake fantastic bread and also breadrolls or today also Brezel for us. I personally eat Brezel every weekend, so I haven’t had that in a while, that’s why I was so happy. And if that wasn’t enough we also had real butter and also Nutella. We all ate a lot, which felt very good. We can not forget that today was the birthday of Jakob our officer, of course we all sang him a happy birthday and he looked very happy about that. It is always a special day when it’s someone’s birthday.

Making our home pretty again

We all know what to do when we hear our bell, we have to go outside to the maindeck. As it was Sunday, you probably know what we do on Sundays, don’t you? Yes we are cleaning our lovely ship, also known as our Happy Hour, but the name doesn’t make it any better in my opinion. Some of us cleaned the Messroom, others the deck or the showers and toilets. After we finished our cleaning program some of us got a quick introduction in the engine room, because some of us are new engineers and are looking forward to learn about all that. Around 12:00 the first dinghy drove to shore, so we could have our freetime and do whatever we want. The lucky ones who didn’t go to shore to eat lunch there had Kaiserschmarren for lunch, it was delicious. The next dinghy drove around 14:00 to shore. We also still had our little sailing ships, with which we could sail. When we wanted to go back home, a real storm broke out of the blue, it rained in buckets and me and my friends got really wet. After it stopped we got picked up and drove back to sister Reggie.

The last hours of the day

Back on the ship we had a really relaxing evening. The Dinner was also again really good, probs to our new cook Damian. We sang again to Jakob and that’s basically it what happened today, it was just a fun normal day on our boat.



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