juliet: (round the world)
It occurred to me recently that I never wrote anything here about my cargo-freighter-based return from Australia, and that perhaps I should rectify this.

turns out the world is very big )

[0] Container ships have a single accommodation block, usually of about 6 floors, at or towards the back, with all the people-space in it and the bridge perched on the top.

Sailing!

Mar. 18th, 2006 06:20 pm
juliet: Avatar of me with blue hair & jeans (blue hair jeans avatar)

Like [livejournal.com profile] marnameow, I am not drowned & therefore clearly not a duffer. Hurrah. Sailing was much fun, although I am dubious as to whether it was good or bad for my cold (cold was significantly improved this morning otherwise might have had to ditch sailing). It was really very chilly out, although you stopped noticing it once actually in the boat (a Wayfarer, if you're interested).

The customary practical-skill learning curve was observed, viz:

  • Watch skill being demonstrated, think "OK, yes, I get that".
  • Attempt to do it yourself. Panic. Screw up. Repeat numerous times (in this case accompanied by very real concern re. falling in the water. It really was very chilly out.).
  • Begin to get the hang of it. Think "cool, I can actually do this!".
  • New aspect is introduced. Screw up again. Realise that in fact there is rather more to it than anticipated during the previous stage.
  • Repeat.
But it was nevertheless much fun indeed. Although ouch! the bruises (from the shins banging into the little bench thingys inside the boat, mostly). Also I am bloody exhausted now. Another 6 hrs tomorrow!

Sailing!

Mar. 18th, 2006 06:20 pm
juliet: Avatar of me with blue hair & jeans (blue hair jeans avatar)

Like [livejournal.com profile] marnameow, I am not drowned & therefore clearly not a duffer. Hurrah. Sailing was much fun, although I am dubious as to whether it was good or bad for my cold (cold was significantly improved this morning otherwise might have had to ditch sailing). It was really very chilly out, although you stopped noticing it once actually in the boat (a Wayfarer, if you're interested).

The customary practical-skill learning curve was observed, viz:

  • Watch skill being demonstrated, think "OK, yes, I get that".
  • Attempt to do it yourself. Panic. Screw up. Repeat numerous times (in this case accompanied by very real concern re. falling in the water. It really was very chilly out.).
  • Begin to get the hang of it. Think "cool, I can actually do this!".
  • New aspect is introduced. Screw up again. Realise that in fact there is rather more to it than anticipated during the previous stage.
  • Repeat.
But it was nevertheless much fun indeed. Although ouch! the bruises (from the shins banging into the little bench thingys inside the boat, mostly). Also I am bloody exhausted now. Another 6 hrs tomorrow!

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