Today was a half day for the Filipino crew – it’s a public holiday in the Philippines, so they got to let their hair down and down a few beers. By the time I joined in, the party was already in full swing with Nickelback (of all people) blearing on the stereo. So I ended up sitting off drink a few beers with Crazy George and Chivas Regal the Cook, while Andrey and Emerson danced like maniacs to some really naff MOR rock.
After some rather boisterous shenanigans and tomfoolery, I opted for the quiet life and ended up sitting upstairs with the Icelandics – Albert the Supercargo and Joey the Crane Operator – enjoying a few beers and tales of life on the ocean. All in all, a very enjoyable night, but I wasn’t looking forward to the hangover the next day.