Jet Lag. Why.

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Ughhhhhh, went to bed at 3am… New Zealand time. Here? 3am is only a mere 10pm. Then I couldn’t sleep. Much. I think my aircon is broken… again. Perfect timing. Oh well…

Then at 5am (here) I woke up… looked at the clock and decided “what the hell” and tried to go back to sleep. Two useless hours later I go downstairs to see that my whole family is already awake and watching “Pirates of the Caribbean 3”.

Yup. Casual day here. To be honest, 7am here is 12pm for those on New Zealand clock’s.

Today is going to be one loooooooooong day.

I mean, right now I’m so awake it’s not funny. I feel like the Energizer Bunny. But last night? Last night I was so tired that I felt physically sick. Body clocks are so annoying…

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…Oh good lawd, what is the time difference between here and Greece??? I think I might have to postpone my travels for a few days when I arrive to just be able to get the heck out of bed. More problems that I’d forgotten to take into account. Sheeeeesh.

I suppose the silver lining is if I can keep waking up “naturally” at 7am-ish then I’ll not be late for school!! Haha.

Might try to get some revision done, OR I’ll go see friends. Guess which one is more likely to happen? Haha.

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Home Safe & Sound

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Just got in from our flight. 10 hours of staying awake, dear gawd. I’m shattered. Who knew you could feel so tired…. after you sit down for 10 hours. -.-

Anyway, I listened to music from take off ’til landing. 112 songs in total (one of them was half an hour, Beethoven, love him).

We opened our Christmas presents and I am now the proud owner of a new sleeping bag for Greece! Yes! My parents are getting it! Wooo hoo!!

One Month Anniversary! :)

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Nearly one whole month on good ol’ WordPress! Just checked my stats and despite it being 10:10pm here in New Zealand, it’s 9:10am in the morning… somewhere… America maybe? Anyway, it’s 9:10am there and I HAVE OFFICIALLY HIT 1,000 VIEWS ALL TIME!! WOO!

Sorry, maybe that’s not a huge achievement, but it’s kinda cool in my opinion! There’s a whole bunch of you out there that have collectively clicked on my blog a thousand times! Yeah, hopefully it’s been worthwhile for you guys 😛

Well, at any rate, thank you all!!!

Sailing 2012

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It dawns on me, now that we’ve come in from our last day of sailing, that this is the last time I’ll be sailing until 2013. Sounds so far away…

I’m more burned than ever, but I’ve loved every hour we’ve spent at sea. I’ve finally just got the hang of the ropes and knots- mind you I’ve lost most of the skin from my palms in doing so… haha.

It’s been sunny and rainy and hot and cold and so very, very good.

Now, all the sheets and sails are away. The ropes are tidy and all that’s left to do is pack for the flight tomorrow.

Didn’t see any dolphins today, just penguins 🙂

My boat shoes have officially fallen to pieces, I’ve been trailing bits of sun-faded purple rubber all over the boat as I’ve run about to secure the mooring lines and all that.

Nothing much else to say. I’m covered in salt- feel a bit like the “stalwart Odysseus”, except, not scaring poor royal maids with my wild nakedness, nor pissing off the gods for blinding their sons… Think I might head for an early shower to cool off the burns to be honest. I have no clue what to wear home that won’t chafe the burns while at the same time keeping me warm… Gah. Clothes. Why.

I have done NADA revision. All that “focus” has vanished and I have barely anything done. Well, guess what I’m going to be doing on the flight home!! Eeesh. What fun. -.-

Well, I have gone a bit camera crazy so here are a lot more photos, enjoy!

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Full Moon Tonight

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Chilling on the boat after a hard day of sailing. Dad’s got Fred Dagg blaring from his iPad, been such a long time since we’ve listened to him 😛

While we were sailing today we saw dolphins which was sooo exciting!! Two different pods on two different occasions, I spotted them both times so I feel special haha. The first time I went into the hull to grab the camera and missed watching them swim under the bow. But the second time I spotted them I was up the bow end, hanging from the fore-wire. I got to watch them play under the bow, they were so freaking close!!!

Every so often I’d take over the tiller from dad, good lord the wind today! We sailed at 45 degrees (for those of you that don’t know- you’re pretty much half in the water because the boat’s tilted at such a crazy scary angle!) pretty much all day. SO FUN/TERRIFYING! Haha.

So yeah, we’ve recovered from that with chocolate thickshakes and potato-cakes. Yum :3

We’re just sitting on the boat, and relaxing. It’s a full moon tonight so hopefully the sky’ll be clear and we can do some star-gazing.

Here are just some photos of the marina for you all. Update tomorrow- if not later! 🙂

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Just Got In…

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Just got back from sailing. 10 solid hours of sea and surf. My shoulders are now burned. -.-

WE SAW DOLPHINS!!!!! TWICE!!!!! (I’m convinced I saw them a third time… but who knows)

I will DEFO be uploading the crappy photos I got of their fins when I’m home, haha.

Well, it’s off to dinner for a hard-earned chocolate thickshake, methinks!!!

I’ll upload more soon hopefully! 🙂

Just Chilling in the Chill

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We got back to the boat a couple of hours ago (feels like it at least), we’re just chilling on the boat because it’s raining and windy and cold outside. Dad’s turned on the internet and so we’re all just being blobs. I should do revision but screw it (<– I’ll regret this I know).

My backpack has officially broken- the one with all my books of revision in it. Yeah, one of the backpack handles has snapped off and now there’s a great big hole in the top of it. *Facepalm*

I’ll need to get a new backpack from somewhere to put all my revision in before we fly out… YEAHHHH! AN EXCUSE TO HIT THE POST-CHRISTMAS SALES!! 😀 haha

Looking forwards to going home, at the same time I’m not. I like it here on the boat, it’s so nice and relaxed. I get to sleep! Revision is preferable to exams, let’s be honest. But all my friends are at home and I like being in Singapore. University will be so strange. I keep feeling like this will be the last “normal” Christmas season ever. I mean, after this I will technically be flying the  coup!

I’ll have finished school, hopefully have been to Greece, applied to University and accommodation and be visiting my family. Then it’s off to Uni, living by myself for the first time in my life. Come on, it’ll be so WEIRD! After that it just gets weirder because I’ll have to move into my very own home and start living like an adult!!! That’s all so scary and close!

Yeah, I won’t think about that right now. Have IB Exams to ace first.

Hope you’re all having a great Boxing Day!! 🙂

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