Well we were out playing with the ships rescue boat (Delta 6.5 with Yanmar inboard diesel and Jetdrive) today, stayed out too long and got sunburn all over my head and arms, it didnt help that I shaved my head down to a no1 the other week....lol
At least there was a decent swell running approx 1.5m so we got some good airbourne action into the bargain but I think I have pulled a muscle in the back of my left leg. To console myself and compound the sunburn problem I had to have a couple of beers on the Monkey Island just before dinner
Its the first time I have driven a Jetboat for ages and was much easier than I remembered once I got my head round that the bow goes the same way as the helm even when going astern.
I am responsible for all Life Saving Apparatus and Fire Fighting Gear on board so the Rescue Boat falls under my remit, so I think I will have to wait for a couple of days to let the sunburn go down and call another training excercise
We are currently operating just off the River Saloum about 75 miles South of Dakar, air temp during the day is 33 - 35 in the shade and for a Scotsman thats bloomin HOT!!!, sea water temp is a barmy 32*C, which is good for when we go swimming in the afternoon after my watch!!
Looking forward to getting home to the UK for a bit of a cooldown and get out on the pac22 to put it through its paces on the Clyde.