Aboard the Volvo boats

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.

IMG_20150628_135910 IMG_20150628_143535 Abu Dhabi from United Arab Emirates.IMG_20150628_141754 Alvimedica from USA/Turkey.IMG_20150628_141656 SCA from Sweden.IMG_20150628_143133 First room in the boat with the sinks and one cooking place.IMG_20150628_143058 Two of four beds in the first room.

IMG_20150628_142841The open bathroom in the second room, in the front. There were only beds there (from what I could see)IMG_20150628_143118 The room in the back with some beds.IMG_20150628_143124 Third room, in the back.IMG_20150628_143324 Control panel or something in the back.IMG_20150628_143356 The desk in the back room where the reporter worked.IMG_20150628_143454

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.

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