Sunday was the last day of the week-long event down in Frihamnen. Once again I went there with mom and we met up with Solveig, mom’s friend. We started with standing in line for going aboard the racing boats. The line was long, but I don’t think it took more than an hour. We were assigned a boat (otherwise everyone would probably have wanted to go aboard the Swedish boat. But we got Abu Dhabi, the race winner. Not too bad either. I was surprised at both how big it seemd and also small. The inside was mostly black (and I think they all looked the same) and it didn’t look very comfortable. The toilet was in the middle of it all, only one thing to cook on, and the beds didn’t look nice at all. It must have been really tough being out there for twenty days for some of the legs.
Abu Dhabi from United Arab Emirates. Alvimedica from USA/Turkey. SCA from Sweden. First room in the boat with the sinks and one cooking place. Two of four beds in the first room.
The open bathroom in the second room, in the front. There were only beds there (from what I could see) The room in the back with some beds. Third room, in the back. Control panel or something in the back. The desk in the back room where the reporter worked.
When we were done we wanted to go aboard the big ship Götheborg, but no more people could get in line, so I will just have to do that another day.
The last couple of days I have written a ton of emails. This scholarship thing takes a lot of work. And today I found out that I won’t get my proof of graduation until October… hmm. I emailed the foundation and asked if it was possible to apply anyway, but their office is closed until August. This sucks, but I mean, how fun would life be if everything went one’s way? I’m sure it will work out. Like every time I have really wanted something.