On one hand we are in a shipyard where all that is going on is hard work. It’s not like a nice port downtown or dock by the beach. Dirty filthy work going on everywhere. Work that needs doing.
- no water
- no electricity
- no internet (which is important for work)
- undrinkable water (we have plenty of bottled water and the main water can still be used for showers, teeth brushing, toilets…) the salt content was too high for consumption.
For Tyrone they have had many challenges in Food Service. We sometimes cook our meals for the whole crew in the crew galley(or the public kitchen). Which is about 1/6 the size of the galley we usually use. And last Friday we had the pleasure of prepping food and chopping vegetables by flashlight last Friday. (no window in the galley)
- new equipment getting installed
- drains getting fixed
- pressure washing
- preventative measures for pest control
- work on our big freezers and refrigerators…
Stephanie has been working on getting ready for the field service and school for the boys. Working on “summer work” in preparation for school. Taking the boys out for fun times at the parks and beach here on the Island.
Every year we are in shipyard we have our own projects team AND port workers. The port we use is Astican. Towards the end of our stay the Astican Port invites us to what some would call lunch. But it’s more of an event. What happens is this:
- They pick us all up from the ship in coach type buses and head to the destination
- Our soccer team and their soccer team play in a real stadium style field.
- Afterwards there is lunch for everyone
- Fun water games for the kids
- Live music and dancing
Have your kids ever sat with friends and clinked “wine” glasses together as they all yell “cheers” with Fanta soda spilling out? Yes, both funny and scary as you wait for glass to break! — Oh yeah, this year our team won!