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#973 Getting dressed for watch with your watch

Posted by Tall Ships America on August 25, 2011

 

Stand a few chilly watches and you get your routine down pretty quick. Mainly because it is such a pain when you are up in the rig and the wind is cutting right through your foulie jacket as you WISH you had thought to put on that extra layer, so it’s  much easier to have a mental checklist. Especially on those midnight watches when you have to be super quiet as you get ready.  The routine rarely varies: long underwear (your new best friend), socks, sweater, pants…then you join the rest of your watch as you start to grab stuff off the hooks in the common area – foulie jacket, rig belt, harness, headlamp, hat and gloves out of your pocket, and you are ready to roll. As Nelly (Tall Ships America Intern, Summer 2009) says, “It’s not just getting dressed, it’s equipping yourself to look after the ship.” Looking good, feeling awesome.

Thanks Nelly for the awesome idea!

Have an idea or a story you want to share? Email it to me at erin@tallshipsamerica.org and I’ll add it to the blog with props to you.

Major credit to 1000 Awesome Things for the inspiration

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