Belated Cake

Thanks Mum for my awesome cake! The cake was a little belated because the first order did not go through. But belated or not it was awesome and HUGE! Lots of people came to celebrate with me. Hope you enjoy the pictures! Oh and the older couple with me are my extended family “grandparents” and…

The Archbishop is Awesome

Tonight we had a panel discussion with The Archbishop and now I love him more than ever! He is just the most amazing, happiest, cutest man I have ever had the privilege of being in the same room with. He talked about South Africa in the apartheid and he says he has to deal with…

Neptune Day

Today was our first “reading day” at sea which means it is the first day on the ship that we have no class or no obligations except an exam tonight at 7:30. Today we also celebrated Neptune day, which is a celebration of crossing the equator – it is quite the experience. First, at about…

Reflections on Ghana

1. Ghana exposed me to two extremes: the poverty was unlike anything I have ever seen yet the people were truly the happiest people I have ever met 2. The land is incredibly beautiful with lush forest and beautiful beaches 3. The fishing boats are dug out canoes and as you see them rowing in…

Royal Diamond Shellback

So yesterday we crossed both the Prime Meridian and the Equator at exactly 0,0. This is a huge accomplishment for maritimers and in one voyage I went from a polliwog to a Royal Diamond Shellback (the award that you get for crossing at that point). I truly was at the center of the world and…

The Last Day in Ghana

So the picture posting kind of got a little messed it. In the last post there are pictures associated with this entry that I am writing now, so dont worry if you did not understand some of pictures you saw before. The last day in Ghana I spent at a childrens home called Fathers Home….

21 in Ghana!

Today I turned 21. Its that big number that everyone cant wait to reach. For me it was a very unique birthday and one I would probably not have traded for the world. Who would have guessed that little ol bajan me would celebrate her 21st in Takoradi/Elmina Ghana! Wow life really is awesome So…

Nzulezo

This morning I got up early to go on a trip to Nzulezo, The Village on Stilts. It took about 2.5 hours to get there on a very rough, sometimes unpaved road. Upon arrival at the mouth of the river, we were given life jackets and ushered into real dugout canoe boats. This really was…