26.08.2009 - 26.08.2009 75 °F
Today, we moved into a new time zone, and so we had to move up the clock one hour. We are still on our way going to Halifax, Canada to pick up the college students. We are supposed to get there on Friday. We are near New York, and going about eighteen knots. The waves have been getting bigger and bigger, and the temperature has been getting colder and colder as we head towards Canada.
Now, the boat really tilts and rocks with every wave. Yesterday we saw a water spout which is a tornado coming out of the water. It is not a funnel in the water like I expected. It is just a tornado with a bottom that just happens to be in the water.
Last night Eli Cyrus and I played a pickup basketball game with the ship doctor and nurse, who are brother and sister. The basketball court is outdoors with one side facing the wall, and one that would just be the sea but there is a net there that stops any basketballs from getting out.
The staff here is incredibly nice. They are mostly Pilipino, and they are even nicer to kids. Some of my favorite ones are Ismael, Perry, and Marty. Also they are the ones that are the nicest.
Our room does not have any windows, so when we woke up at eight, we thought it was around four in the morning, so we slept late both of the two nights.