Day 16- Are you suffering from boredom?

Position: 1200 UTC N 017° 32' W 046° 35'

We have now been out at sea for 15 days, 22 hours and 12 minutes. But who is counting? It has been, and still is a great adventure. Yet I have somehow gotten really good at recognising and treating boredom. To make sure that none of you secretly suffers from this disease, I have composed a little "test yourself ". I must point out that some of the scenarios in this test is mainly for sailors. Just answer the following scenarios below with - I have never done it, or - I have done it. Good luck!


¤ It's 27o C outside and not a single cloud in the sky. Your friends are out in the cockpit tanning. You are inside cleaning the toilet, on a voluntary basis. The waves make the boat rock, and your newly organised bathroom cabinet is a mess again after just 15 minutes. Instead of getting annoyed, you think -ohh, I can do this again tomorrow then.

¤ You have filled an entire notepad with " to do lists" for the next 5 years. This despite the fact that you have no idea what you want to do tomorrow. Even less what you want to do in a year.

¤ You start experimenting with different hair removal techniques on yourself and your friends. Waxing, shaving and plucking with a pair of tweezers. Which technique works best for each body part? The fact that you will look rather funny, since the hair has different times for regrowth depending on removal technique, doesn't bother you at all.

¤ You and your friends start an association. Like you did when you were 10. The difference is that now the main priority is to make Christmas carols a bit more interesting. This by making up new nastier lyrics to old melodies. You learn the lyrics by heart and start discussing how to perform them, and what to wear.

¤ You agree to leave the fishing hook in the water during your night watch, even though you hate fishing. Then when you see the fishing rod bending, you happily put down your sudoko book and start to pull it in.

If you can say - I have done it, to more than 3 of the scenarios please contact me so we can discuss appropriate treatment.

I just want to finish off by saying - Happy birthday Maria, since it's her fiction birthday today. There will be a chocolate cake and a great movie tonight.

LOTS OF LOVE From Deckhand Emelie, who might suffer from boredom at the moment ;)

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  1. Hubert Mayr Says:

    Crazy girls....