Thursday 17 July At Sea

Our last full day and plenty to do. Luckily the sea had not been too bad during the night. After breakfast a little bit of free time so we started some packing before our first lecture which was about metabolism and keeping fit. After that we went to a talk given by the Chief Engineer on the workings of the boat. This was not just about the technical aspects of the engines but also looked at the other systems needed by the boat such as fresh water and waste systems. There were a lot of questions from the audience (a packed cinema/theatre) so by the time it finished it was lunchtime! After lunch went in search of the gym as sister wanted to try out the walking machine (under the supervision of the instructor) so I went off and blogged for a bit before spending an hour on deck reading before it got a bit cold. Then last afternoon tea and last swim before last dinner! Fond farewells then packed case and early night whilst heading for Dover. At least we gained our final hour back!