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December 16, 2017
A day in the life
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The wonderful crew, led by Kerry, took over the galley so I could get an evening off. I used this time to finally read the blog and decided to add to it.
It was, overall, a lovely day on the Seaman's. It was field day, which for me as the steward means handing out candy. This was followed by a swim call in water which was full of salps. After that the students studied and Kerry, Henry, Erin, Annika, and Steve prepared a wonderful meal. This was quite a relaxed day compared to a normal day in the galley. The average day in the galley generally goes more like:
0500 to 0515: prep for first sitting of breakfast which is at 6:20
0620 to 0700: first sitting of breakfast followed by resetting and cooking more food for the next sitting at 0700.
0730 to 0930: free time. This usually means a nap.
0930 to 1000: prep and then serve morning snack. Get mid-night snack and any bread started.
1030 to 1220: prep and serve first sitting of lunch.
1200 to 1300: first breakfast and set up second lunch sitting.
1530 to 1600: prep and serve afternoon snack.
1630 to 1820: prep first sitting of dinner.
1820 to 1900: refill and finish off second sitting of dinner.
1900: Meet with assistant steward for the next day to plan the day out.
It's a pretty full on schedule each day. Inevitably something won't go according to the plan. At which point you resist the urge to panic and embrace plan B (Sophie and Isaac know about this quite well). It's been a great trip so far. I have had some wonderful and enthusiastic galley assistants and the Seaman's crew is super supportive. Fair winds from the galley. I am off to see if I can make pretzel's with Caleb.