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#965 Your Bunk

Posted by Tall Ships America on November 10, 2011

It’s not much, but it’s yours. On a ship where everything is communal and there is not a whole lot in the way of privacy, your rack is your sanctuary (except if you’re hot bunking but that is a later post). That first night in the bunk is tough, no doubt.  When you are used to a double wide mattress, the harsh reality of one barely bigger than a ThermaRest (TM) can cause a restless and bruised night’s sleep. 

When I was on EAGLE, the racks were three up in my area with the bunk above you less than 10 inches away from your nose. I was really nervous about waking suddenly and whacking my head. Luckily, that never happened but getting into and out of the middle bunk was a lesson in acrobatics, flexibility, and stealth.  I slept like a baby, however, go figure.

Like all new things, sleeping on a rocking and creaking ship takes some getting used to. But that one night, when you are so exhausted you fall into your rack and are rocked to the best sleep you have had in nights,  is the night when you realize that your bunk is awesome.

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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