Not that Im going crazy! Its just that one falls into a certain frame of mind after being isolated on the ocean for a while. We are sailing fast, always moving, yet the scene is the same - waves, sky, wind, clouds. These elements do change, clouds have different shapes, the wind changes direction etc. and in the end I this is how I mark time. The day "Friday" or the date "May 17 2013" means nothing to me however I can tell you what happened on the day that the wind was blowing 20 knots from the south east and the waves were 3m from the south. Yet now that I think of it, if I described what happened on this particular day there wouldn't be a lot to describe, just what we ate, what book I read and what shape the clouds were. Not much else really happens out here.
Wake up. Look at the sails. Eat. Look at the sails. Fix anything that needs fixing. Look at the sails. Eat. Look at the sails. Siesta. Look at the sails. Read. Look at the sails. Cocktail with sunset. Look at the sails. Dinner. Look at the sails. Sleep. Dream about the sails.
That describes pretty much every day.
Though its never boring for the three of us. We laugh a lot. Make elaborate meal preparations. Discuss Denmarks taxation system, who screwed Italy and how Australia's economy is driven by Cashed-Up Bogans. Watch DVDs. Talk about women. Talk more about women. We have taken to speaking in German for some unknown reason, this is particularly strange as we all consider German to be the ugliest of languages. Yet we greet each other in German each morning. This is worrisome! Perhaps we are going crazy after all.
Alessio has been sleepwalking occasionally (perhaps not the finest survival strategy for being on a small ship in the ocean). He wanders out of his cabin in the middle of the night wearing only his underwear and muttering in German. I don't know why he sleep-mutters in German. Is German infecting us? Or is speaking German a sign of mental deterioration? Is mental illness linked with the German language?!? I really don't understand.
Wir brauchen land schon.