Saturday, 6 March 2010

Dancing in the dark

Last night, with no shore leave at our disposal, we had a barn dance on the dock. And my oh my, it was hot! I have never seen so many sweaty dancers before - everyone was literally dripping, and our hands and arms slipped and squelched every time we had to swing our partners and promenade. Despite the heat, it was brilliant fun - hundreds of crew were involved (most of whom I'd never seen before - where have they all been hiding?), and we were watched over by some Chinese sailors from a neighbouring ship who were most amused by the whole event. I guess it is a bit weird...a load of white people dancing to loud Country and Scottish music in a busy industrial port in West Africa...Olly

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