Saturday, June 03, 2006

morning on the bridge...



Yesterday (Friday June 2nd) was definitely one of the most fun mornings I have had during the sail! I was allowed to go up to the bridge to see what was going on up there. Of course I’ve been to the bridge many times before, as a kid; being able to steer the ship, look on the radar etc. And of course we took many school pictures up there!

I ended up staying on the bridge all morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. It may look like I was actually doing something useful up there…but I really was just playing around. I felt like I was a kid again! The bridge really is a cool place. It was very busy, people coming and going, phone calls going back and forth between the bridge and engine room, the captain speaking to the crew about sail updates, looking out for canoes and bigger ships in the area etc. It was fun to be a part of it for a few hours.

We ended up drifting on Friday from 10am till 5pm...and then started the final bit of our sail...sailing into the port of Tema. The sail came to an end yesterday as we arrived in the Tema port at around 8pm. I am so glad I was able to be here for the final sail.

1 comment:

Suzanne Tucker said...

Sandra!
Thank you so much for blogging and posting all the fotos. It has brought bittersweet memories to my heart and tears to my eyes - as I am sure it has to many. Thank you to you and your mom for being our eyes and hearts. I have longed since the day we left in late "92 to return again some day with our kids - Niki and Josh - but life seems to have gotten in the way - maybe we'll be on the Africa Mercy one day instead!

Again, thanks and God bless you real good. We love you all.

Suzanne Tucker

~ Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. micah 6:8 ~