Saga Pearl II blog - Captains' blogs
11th July, 2018
Today we are sailing the North Sea heading South towards the Dover Straits and our home port of Dover. We are due to arrive tomorrow morning alongside.
The weather for our cruise has been excellent and it has continued today as well. As I mentioned we are sailing the North Sea and I thought I would give you some interesting facts about this body of water which is situated between the UK, Norway and mainland Europe. It is known mostly for its oil and, according to recent information, there are 184 oil production rigs and around 40 wind farms. Wind Farms are proving to be popular and are now providing power to both Europe and the UK. The North Sea covers a total area of some 220,00 square miles and the average depth isn’t too much at 95 meters. While it has one or two oil rigs it is also home to over 230 species of fish. These include Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Sole, Mackerel and Herring.
For our guests today it has been a chance for them to relax and most importantly enjoy the fish’n chips that Captain Nick and Chef Dirk have prepared. It was served out in the Verandah from our mobile Fish and Chip Van and, as always, it was very popular with almost 200 portions being served. Serving the guests were Captain Nick, Hotel Director Dawn, Chief Engineer Mark, Cruise Director Kayleigh and myself on the chips. Once we had served the guests, we all had a serving ourselves!
This evening saw us hold our farewell cocktail party. The last 6 days have passed by quickly, however speaking with our guests they have had a great time on board, some are even looking forward to coming again, which is always great to hear. With our cocktail party finished, it was time to put my feet up ready for tomorrow and the busy day that turnaround brings.
I have enjoyed “blogging” to you over the last few days and I do hope that you have enjoyed reading my entries. Tomorrow Captain Nick will return.
Good night all.
Staff Captain Simon Westall
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