Today was certainly a first...Arthur sailed east through the date line last night, resulting in a bizarre shift in time. Yesterday was Monday, this morning all aboard Arthur woke up to another Monday...2 Mondays on the trot!!! British sailors drew this line as a means to keep Greenwich meantime ticking in harmony the world over. They placed it through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, running from the North Pole to the South Pole because it is the least populated place on earth, meaning only Sailors get the opportunity to experience this novel time experience. Sailing west (the other way) through this line, your day would get halved. This circumnavigating the globe can get quite confusing.
Joined the lads in the cinema room to watch Lord of the Rings this evening to bring me back down to Earth.
The captain also relayed that in his 30+ years at sea, he has never experienced such continuous calm waters on a Pacific crossing, I would quite like a bit rough and tumble on the seas. there's hope yet!
The Pea soup returned as Arthur pushed on towards the Americas.