Weather and Whatnot
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The first week is almost over. This time last week I was sitting in Chicago waiting to get on a plane to go to Belgium and then here. Its amazing how fast the time flew. Finally feel like I'm getting the hang of ship life. I wake up around 6:30, or whenever I finally drag myself out of bed. Breakfast and devos in the morning b4 work. Work until 3-5 every day with lunch sometime around 12. Then supper and then hang out in the town square socializing until bed time.
Lets talk about the weather. Its been hot and humid and when its not hot its pouring. The wet season is supposedly over by October, but the way its been raining one would never have guesses. Though I've been told that its not raining, its drizzling (in comparison to the last couple months) so we call it LIberian Drizzle.
Walked the dock after supper and found a nice place to watch the sun set over the ocean. It was cloudy but very pretty. We sat on our corner of the dock, singing and watching the sunset and the sea life below us.
The port we are in changes everyday. Our neighbors are never the same in the morning, with large cargo ships coming and going at all hours. We can see them unload their large crates onto waiting trucks on the dock. The harbor is calm, with large wave breaks creating a channel for the ships to pass through.
Tomorrow is a start of a 4 day weekend- a ship holiday, so there's no work on friday or monday. I'm going to market and then out for supper with a bunch of girls from work tomorrow. Saturday I'm on call so I can't leave the ship. Sunday I"m going to another church and then monday i'm spending the afternoon on the beach. Should be a fun weekend.
We did have an ice cream social today in honor of everybody leaving tomorrow. It was a lot of fun, lots of ice cream- chocolate and banana, and Belguim chocolate and cheese puffs! We hung out in the PACU after work and ate way too much. Drs, Tony, Leo and Tim are leaving tomorrow, all of them are from the UK. I was just getting to know them and enjoyed working with them and now they are gone :(
So thats it for today