The first 3 days of extreme rockiness have passed, and we’ve been able to enjoy a fairly calm sail ever since. Although rolling around on the floor from one side of the dining room to the other was fun, I’m definitely glad to be able to sleep at night without having to worry about falling out of my top bunk! No, I don’t have any more crazy stories of valuables crashing to the ground in the middle of the night, instead, I’ll fill you in on what’s been happening on our nicely swaying ship:
They opened the bow (the very front of the ship) up again, so basically every night after dinner I have been hanging out there, watching the sun set. Some of the other teenage girls and I bring a big blanket out to sit on. Then, we just sit and enjoy the breeze (which continues to get warmer every night) and watch the kids from the ship run around.
My friend Caitlin and I have decided to work out in the mornings before breakfast…after all, we don’t want to end up with “Mercy Hips”. The work out video that we use is challenging in and of its self, but add the fact that we are doing it on a rocking ship and you should be able to picture two girls looking extremely uncoordinated. Either way, we’ve managed to get our workout in for the day.
Last night, I slept on deck 8 for the second time. Along with the 15 other people out there, I got to sleep under the stars and be in awe of how many there were. It was really nice, until about 4:45am when I realized that sleeping on a towel really isn’t all that comfortable. I had been sleeping on my right side because my left arm got the swine flu shot a couple hours earlier (the entire crew was advised to get it). But after sleeping on my right side for a while, my right side went numb…so I endured the pain of my sore arm and slept on my left side. Then came 4:45am when it dawned on me that I had a completely comfortable bed a few decks down. My roommates Esthea & Trina thought the same thing, so we walked our wind-blown selves down to our room and slept the rest of the night there. The three of us woke up with extremely sore arms…but we’ve just been laughing about it.