Wake up, and smell the coffee! A day in the life of a Windseeker starts with a hearty breakfast. With the ship as your home, you’ll need those calories!
No day will be the same. From lazy sunny afternoons with Bob Marley swaying on deck, to wind filled rainy nights with one eye on the ship’s radar and the other checking the jib.
This is life to the max. Life brought down to it’s essence. Wood, steel, lines, wind, waves, yes, no. One watch checks the oil in the engine room, the other takes a well deserved hot shower after that chilly morning sunrise at sea.
There’s laughter in the galley. Someone cracked a dirty joke. Serene silence on the aft deck. A group of young Windseekers soaking up the moments.
Wind seems to be shifting. Time to trim the sails. Together, as a team. Apple in mouth, zipping up your jacket you move forward. Pull the sheet just a bit tighter, or keep it loose for a while longer and see what she does? Only six miles to port. What do you think?
Then, everything moves. The deck is buzzing. Lines lying around, sails flapping as your fellow Windseekers turn the bough into the wind. It’ll be easier for you and your team to take them down this way. Fenders out!
The engine roars. Forward, back, forward, manouvring alongside the quay. The lights of the harbor inn glisten invitingly over the water. A line is thrown to the old fisherman standing ashore. And another. Until a clenched fist is raised to the wheelhouse and the roaring stops. Fast!
Time to get the ship organized again, before a well deserved meal together. A meal prepared by those guys who said they couldn’t cook. It tastes great.
Playing cards come out. Impressions are shared. The girls from the other cabin do a quick batch of laundry. Someone yawns, more follow. It’s the cue to hit the bunk for a good night’s sleep.
Because tomorrow will be a completely new day. A new day, with new horizons.