Friday, 18 March 2011

She will shine

Today was the first day our crossing tasks commenced "full force" after leaving Buenos Aires. All hallways and outside on decks were filled with water hoses, buckets, cleaning liquids, you could smell soap in every corner. A bit bumpier and windy today, resulted in a brisker walk on deck for those of us who do our daily excersice walking deck 5-6-7-8 for an hour or so.

We have arrived at 30 degrees south now and our average temperature is 26 degrees celsius during daytime. Quite comfortable to be onboard at the moment.
A message to our resident ornithologists and birdies. Our own John Chardine sent me a mail today saying "Karin, please have a look out for the tropical bird on the trans-atlantic crossing" Aleksander and I will do so, and promise to post pictures if we see any bewinged friends on our way.
Tonight as we are blogging the Fram Olympic games have started on deck 7, individual events first tonight with darts and table tennis. On my way from the lounge to do this blog the crew asked me to extend a heartily greeting to all you family members who follow us on the blog.

We will present one crew member every day for the duration of the crossing. We have some standard questions which they all will answer

Todays crewmember is Maria Luisa Nagasawa, Leading Stewardess.

How long time have you been working for Hurtigruten?Since 2004 (7 years)
How many times have you crossed equator with a Hurtigruten Ship?
14 times
What do you like best about equator crossings?
Baptism, weather, but do not like to sit too much in the sun, barbeques on deck, Olympic games onboard
Is your job different when the ship do crossings?
Which tasks do you have during the crossing?
Clean all passenger and crew cabins, make them shine and spotless. Organise all lockers and do inventory