It was 27 Apr 15, far back in time, when we started our journey, have travelled about 6300 miles already away from home across four seas and five ports in five different countries and three different continents.
Seems like a lot of numbers …….
They say you will not know and time will fly by…. Well it seems true for us now…!!! Two months have already passed and it’s just the beginning …. we are not even half way there …..
Sunset is at 2122 hr today, giving us 15 hour between sunrise and sunset. As we cross into another time zone I realise that most of us spend our entire lives in GMT + 5:30. Like the Europeans, Day light saving is thus the call of the day.
Sailing Full And By
Every day here seems to bring new challenges for everyone of us and we are learning new lessons of life. Even the Old Man has drawn out a long list of QRs from each one of us, just to ensure ,…… and I quote, “By The End Of This Voyage We Go Back Better Men - Both Professionally And Personally”.
EXO, EO, GO And Self And Our Makeshift Gym
The list of things that one learns from life at sea can be exhaustive…. For instance …. The importance of silence and peace, learning to leave the paltry pleasures of life and look for the real treasures, not using mobile for long, controlling the cravings of taste buds as there are no Dominos, Pizza huts, McDonalds, KFCs, Fancy Buffets…. No Movie Theaters, No current affairs, or Bollywood gossips….
As we go farther from home we realise that one doesn’t need much to live. There are distractions that keep us from the finer things in life. The day one learns to enjoy basic elements of all composition …..the Wind, Sea and Earth …. life would be so much simpler. Because as one says, best things in life are free. All one needs is a ….. “A Tall Ship, Fair Winds and a Star to Steer her by”.
What more could you ask for if you had an amazing team to share this with. As what we have here is the company of an amazing group of men. We work and toil together, we play together, we laugh together. It is these bonds formed in this life of hardship and adventure that will last forever.
Group Laughing during Sea Trainees Variety Entertainment Programme