I have to post from sea at least once, just to say I did it.
Our port-of-call is a place that most Americans only visit for vacation. So when my friends heard that I was getting an all-expenses-paid trip to this place, they rolled their eyes: “Jeez, UnlikelyGrad, I feel so sorry for you.”
To these friends, I say: I have been on this ship for several days and I have only had one episode of sleep longer than four hours. I have literally been working round the clock for days–a couple hours of sleep here, a couple hours of sleep there. The last time I was this sleep deprived was when I had a newborn baby.
I do get 24 hours in the port city before I head home; I expect to spend most of those hours sleeping. I could have stayed a bit longer on my own dime, but IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS AND I NEED TO GET HOME TO MY KIDS. Phooey.
Will post a lot more later–but despite my extreme fatigue, I have to say, I LOVE BEING AT SEA.