Well, I thought last month was busy! I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but the first month of 2015 has been nothing short of crazy.
We had a tourist ship drag anchor (quite a worrying thing for a ship) due to 60+ knot winds when they had 72 passengers still ashore. The ship weighed anchor and stopped Zodiac operations until the wind dropped. That meant the 72 had to sleep in various buildings over at the museum. The builders and museum staff pulled an abnormally long shift to set up mattresses, blankets (we keep a stock for such occasions) and cook several massive pots of pasta to feed them. The passengers quietly rejoined the ship the next morning and went about the rest of their cruise. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of the event. I believe most of them took it as an adventure, although a few were slightly panicky.