Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sailing, sailing, over the ocean blue!
After a night's weary travel on a red-eye flight from Seattle, it woke me right up to actually see the ship for the first time. Quite impressive, if I do say so. As you can see, I managed to pack pretty light for my 3 1/2 month trip - we'll see if I forgot anything crucial. So far, so good.
Only faculty and staff boarded here in Norfolk. Big orientation meeting followed our check-in, and I connected on my own with the "other" on-board media guy, who is from the Ukraine with limited English skills, and has only been on the job for a month and a half! This could be more of a challenge than I thought. However, it really is a whole lot like my last job at Evergreen, with less sophisticated equipment. Today is more general orientation, and it looks like tomorrow is my only "real" day of hands-on training. Luckily for me, the last guy to have this position left a DVD - how considerate is that????
My state-room is great! 5th deck, big window, two beds, desk, bathroom, plenty of storage, mini-fridge. Pictures soon.