Never knew a ship could move so many different directions at the same time. Yesterday was bad. I didn't start on my Dramamine soon enough and was very nauseous by dinner time. Finally got to sleep and I am feeling much better today.
We are traveling through rain squalls. Grey and dismal outside, even the horizon is usually shrouded in mist / clouds. 8-10 foot heave seems the norm now, with occasional bigger waves. Sometimes the timing gets right and we are going down as one is coming in. Hits the hull with a bang you can hear throughout the ship. First time I heard it I thought they had dropped a drill pipe or something. Takes a random combination of waves and timing but manages to happen every couple of hours or so.
Running late for our arrival in Guam. Headwinds and rougher seas are slowing us down so we may not arrive when we expected to.
However the project manager has declared that the first 24 hours that we can set foot in Guam are shore leave. We get to skip a whole shift while we are in port. Good thing, I want to hit a Walmart or something and pick up some luxury items. Like Diet Pepsi and some nuts to eat, maybe some chocolates. Also plan to enjoy the great luxury of sleeping in. Been a long time since I have not been awaked by an alarm before 5 AM.
Have to move out of my cabin on the 4th (two days from now) and share a cabin with another guy. The crowd coming on in Guam means our cabins are full up so no more singles. Should be interesting, he snores.
But he has volunteered to take the top bunk. This is a good thing as I have not been able to get into a top bunk in any reasonable manner. One step up the ladder and my head hits the ceiling before my chest has cleared the bunk. Only one rail, and it is positioned next to the ladder so you can't use it to pull yourself up while climbing into the bunk. I managed to throw myself in once. Then almost fell onto the floor trying to come down again.
One guy (in Transocean) apparently threw himself into the bunk like I did, and the bunk broke, dropping him through to the lower bunk. Fortunately nobody was in it at the time and he escaped with scratches. He however used the desk top as a boost into the bed. In our room to be that is not an option, though I have seen my soon-to-be roomie using a chair the same way.
Think I shall try to go to bed after he does.