Monthly Archives: April 2015

Celebrating Easter on board HS Beethoven

Easter on board

Holidays on board are always welcome and must be celebrated with joy and (at least) a festive dinner where all the crew can get together to share a glass and a nice conversation. Last year I spent Easter on board HS Bruckner in the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea, underway to Malta and in the middle of a joyful team of Romanians, Montenegrins and Filipinos. Both the Catholic and the Orthodox Easters were celebrated in the same day and everybody was more than happy to take part in the event and get involved in the preparations as much as possible.

Feathered visitors on board HS Beethoven

Feathered visitors on board

Yesterday I found three racing pigeons in the aft station of our vessel. All the crew had gathered there for a fire drill, but these creatures didn’t show any sign of stress or fear. They were staying so still because they were very tired after flying for who knows how many miles and they decided to take a rest on a moving vessel. Smart choice for them, isn’t it?