Another day at see….fantastic. The rest of the day was lunch, a nap and team trivia. Our old British team never wins, or even gets 2nd or 3rd place, but I think we definitely have the best team. All of our teammates are these hilarious rich Brits and we seem to spend more time laughing than writing down answers. Lesley (man) is my absolute favorite. He is about 85 years old and can’t hear a thing unless you shout. He can hear the questions just fine though, and he always has some witty answer for each question (never correct, but funny). ie Q) What do astronomers call a cluster of gas and stars? A) A terrible nuisance. Hmm it doesn’t sound funny when I write it but image an 85 year old man with crazy white hair and a British accent was saying it. And then imagine when we are discussing the real answers, his wife Hazel is yelling everything into his right ear. Our team seems to pull answers out of nowhere though, and I feel like we get a LOT of correct answers to some impossible questions. Yet, we lose.
Today we also went on the bridge tour, which was very interesting. Mihael, the chief navigator, showed us all of the interments, the maps, RADAR, flags, lights, stabilization system and a bunch of other cool stuff. He’s the guy who plots our course, which is pretty awesome. He explained all of the safety features of the boat in case of fire, loss of power or any emergency situation. Dave and I stayed back after the tour was over and asked if they kept any weapons onboard incase of pirates. They do not. Or at least that’s what they tell us. I’m still freaked out by that pirate memo we got on the first day.
Tonight was formal night and I decided, in a bold move, to wear my sari. Luckily I had watched some videos on how to drape it back when we had internet in Sri Lanka, so I think I did an ok job for my first time. There aren’t any Indians onboard so I don’t think anyone would notice if I had messed up anyways