Friday 8 May 2009: Rolling
Rollercoaster's are fun. At least, if the ride doesn't last longer than 30-60 seconds. If it would go on for 24 hours, I think nobody would regard it as fun anymore. Rolling for the third day in a row is what we are doing. It is not funny anymore. You have to balance and hold yourself day and night, even in your bunk. Don't leave tour coffee mug unattended on the table for a few seconds because your coffee will be on the floor. Eat your soup with one hand holding and counterbalancing your plate constantly. With a rolling period of 8 seconds, it means you are rolling from 0 to 15 degrees and back to 0 within four seconds to port and the next four seconds the same to starboard. The hardest job under these circumstances is the cook's profession. Try to keep your boiling soup on the stove and your hot bread in the oven under these conditions. Every plate, saucer or other piece of cutlery will drop on the floor when not secured. Very tiring. Tomorrow the weather will hopefully improve. Fact is that it isnt extremely bad but with almost 1400 cubic metres of fuel on board, our ship rolls even on wet grass I guess.