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Two days left

Date: 20.04.2023
Author: Lina
Position: Den Haag
Nautische Position: N52 4,2 E 4 8,3
Etmal: 11657
Schiff: Regina Maris

Also eigentlich wollte ich diesen Bericht ja auf Deutsch schreiben, um allen den Tag super zu veranschaulichen, aber naja, da wird’s doch englisch…. Also last daily report for me 🙁


Did the time change?

In the morning we were woken up by Larry with the legendary „Guten Morgen Sonnenschein“ song und „Am Sonntag will mein Süßer mit mir segeln gehen“ und time change, because as I looked at my watch it was around 09:00… but, we were allowed to sleep longer which was very nice —> especially because we are all sick. Dannach fing halt Happy Hour an. Und das finale Packen. We had to put all our big bags into the messroom but first completely clean it. But enough with cleaning, just know that we did lots of cleaning today.


A shitty shit problem…

This a little bit from yesterday, but at around 09:00 our toilets stopped working and water came out the drains in our showers and bathrooms… juhu! Not another problem. It took a while to be fixed, but after a while the water was gone, but we still had to clean everything with clorine. While that I accidentally bleached the arm of my hoddie, upsi, and at 13:00 we were finally done. Everything clean again. Today when I woke up there was a big supprise, everything same as yesterday, everywhere water – apperently we didn’t fix the problem. Yes yes, more cleaning. I think the problem in the end was, that the pumping didn’t work and everything was overfloating.

New sails?

Not exactly. In the past days the Reggie got three new sails. The Schooner, Main and Course. Today we finally could bring up the Course. We already had it up, then thought it was wrong, took it back down, but actually it was right, well… mistakes happen. I think we did brakes every 20 minutes because it was just freezing up there and we all needed some warming brakes. Finally it was up, but das war halt auch einfach das letzte Mal, dass ich was an den Segeln machen konnte.


A little less comfort

Next to us in the harbour is a racing yacht, „Team Jajo“ from the Ocean Race. I think this boat did the race twice, but I’m not sure. Anyway, we got a tour today and it was very very interesting. Everything is layed out for being as light as possible. The food is like the one for astronauts, they have tiny sink, the beds are all in one room and also just a „Gitternetz“ which by the way you can adjust to the „Schräglage“. Nobody has more personal stuff than their toothbrush and sunglasses. Everything is giving minimal space. Usually they live in 4/4 hour shifts, but practically it’s more a 5/3 or 6/2 thing. We were told that sleep is a very rare and valuable thing. Usually 10-12 people sail this boat. The life on there is very different and challenging!

Packing our stuff

Today I think I sat an hour in front of my bed and just didn’t want to pack. But I needed to do it anyway. Slowly but effectively everything went into big bags…. My life from the past six month. On the one side I’m really looking forward to see my family again but also I’m really gonna miss everyone and everything here. It’s gonna be different at home, I’m a little bit scared, because I’ve adjusted to a life with 44 other crazy people.


Reggie hoodies

In the end of the day Uschi came (Martins wife) and also Marie (Martins daughter) and with some stuff for the ship they brought us our reggie hoodies. We all really love them.

Now I just want to greet everyone who’s reading this daily report und möchte mich für mein schlechtes Englisch und die paar deutschen Wörter entschuldigen die dazwischen gerutscht sind, ich hoffe ihr habt es trotzdem geschafft, bis zum Ende zu lesen und naja, noch zwei Tage, dann ist Ende mit dieser Reise, welche aber immer ein Teil unseres Lebens sein wird.

Greetings:

An Johan: Ist es möglich, dass wir vielleicht noch Caps in Amsterdam bekommen? Und eventuell auch Mützen? Nur so ’ne Frage, weil da ist einiges über Bord gegangen und darüber würden wir uns freuen.

Lina: Ja, also ich bin halt komplett krank, hab die letzten zwei Nächte durchgefiebert, versuch‘ aber trotzdem noch alles mitzunehmen. Ja, sonst freu‘ ich mich schon auf euch… könnt ihr mir saubere Sachen mitbringen (so Jeans und Jogga und Hoodie? Und langes T-Shirt), das wäre ganz schön, hab‘ nämlich so seit drei Wochen nicht mehr waschen können. Habe euch lieb, bis übermorgen 🙂 oh, und Mama, kannst du meine Lina mitbringen? Danke 🙂

Anita an ihre Eltern: Könnt ihr Forasept mit nach Amsterdam bringen?

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