Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Day 2 - Fifty shades of blue

An uncomfortable day sailing! The weather worsened during the night as we caught up with the tail end of a hurricane with wind speeds of 40 knots. Under these conditions, described as ‘lumpy-bumpy’ by Captain John Leask, normal everyday tasks become challenges, for example, getting from one side of a room to the other, putting on shoes, having a shower... it is times like these that one appreciates the hand rails along all the corridors and up the stairs ways of the James Cook. It is impossible to avoid walking in a left to right then right to left motion, gripping walls, rails and furniture en route. The sea looks amazing though, frothy white and every shade of blue. Watching it helps fight the sea sickness although this doesn’t work for everyone! There weren’t many takers for the delicious looking chocolate gateaux last night. It has been invaluable, if uncomfortable, for the cruise blogger to learn about what our teams must face out at sea.

The clip below was filmed on the rear deck by the cruise blogger who was feeling unwell!