We’re making great time up to Newfoundland with the Gulf Stream at our backs. Cadets are alternating between reading about St. John’s in guidebooks, trying to answer the question of the day (“How many species of mammals are indigenous to Newfoundland?”), studying for midterms, and completing Q’s and Cel Nav homework. A few are tarting to burn the candle at both ends, but most are in good spirits with a little extra coffee, chai tea, or cinnamon sugar pretzel from the snack bar late at night. Even a bit more exciting is that word on the MUG path says we’ll be having our first official Sunday at Sea tomorrow!
As for the Med Care Provider class held in the library, from my station over at the Circulation Desk I’m learning all about taking a patient’s vitals. As for a creative back-story or imaginary scenario during today’s lesson, I’m happy to report that Cadet Sporing (who’s “story” was that he fell off one ship and landed on a fishing vessel) was successfully rescued by his classmate, Cadet Archie Williams (who just happened to be on the fishing vessel… with a stretcher and a neck brace). I hope they’re getting extra points for creativity.
Until next time,