Same old shit out here, currently. It's hot, about 105 degrees, sunny and calm-same as always in Angola. I am still doing 18-20 hour days and dead-freaking tired. Two weeks to go...
Today, we had a muster drill, then took turns at different stations around the ship, training in various aspects of fire-fighting, life-saving, escape and abandoning ship. Much-needed diversion for me.
Last night I managed a victory in one of the many small battles that make up the war that is my job this trip. Took me 22 hours sitting in front of a computer to figure it out. Took a sauna and watched my first movie (Last of The Mohicans) of the trip afterward. Long, long, long day. Grabbed a 4 hour cat nap and I am right back at it, but can't get the sandpaper feeling out of my eyes.
I received my flight details today. I have an 8 hour layover in Amsterdam:) Schiphol Airport is one of my favorites. It has great pubs, porn, great duty-free shops, a casino and if you have more than an hour layover (yes, I do), hash bars and brothels right where you get off the train from the airport. Always a treat, that Amsterdam...better than Luanda, or Charles de Gaul in Paris, anyway.