We are in day three of a seven day rush to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Spain to the Bahamas and all of those days so far we have been rocking and rolling along. While we missed the storm itself, the result of the storm, long rolling swells, have crossed our path for three days now and according to the Captain will probably not die down much until tomorrow morning some time. We’re dealing with four meter or larger swells (12 feet or more).
To give you an idea, some of the fire doors randomly swing shut after passing over one of the swells because the ship has moved enough that the magnet holding it open breaks contact. So we have to watch for that in the halls. Also, we play the trivia game in the bar on deck 10 forward. We started the game this morning with clear windows. When we hit one of the swells it was just right and the spray from the bow reached up and washed over the port side front windows on deck 10. Not a good time to have one of the forward balcony rooms or suite. 🙂
If we’re careful, it’s not bad; just have to learn to walk with the ship’s motion: a sort of fast, slow, fast, slow pace as the ship tilts forward and backward in the direction you are going. Keep a railing handy for the occasional odd motion.
We are starting to catch up with the Pacific coast time-wise. I’m writing this at 11:44am and my UVTO computer time shows it’s 4:44am so we’re some seven hours ahead. Better than when we crossed the International Date Line back in January and gained a whole day. We’re getting it back an hour, or sometimes just a half hour, at a time. We have three more time changes before we get to Bermuda so there it will be only a four hour difference.
May 14th seemed so far in the future back when I started and now it’s rushing forward at what seems like an increasing pace.
Unless something really outstanding happens I’ll probably not write again until after Bermuda. Hard to come up with different words that say the same thing, 🙂