We had our crew briefing this morning. The watch leaders, watches and mother watch schedule got announced. I’ll be doing my first mother watch on day 2. I probably won’t have my sealegs yet by that time, so the Scopace should prevent me from getting sick. Mother watch lasts the full day. Two persons from each watch are taken out of the regular watch system. They clean the boat, prepare the meals, clean up dishes, serve out tea and munchies and clean up again. At the end of the day the mother watch persons enjoy two treats: A fresh water shower and a uninterrupted sleep until the next morning.
In the briefing we also learned about the bunk assignments. Since we’ll be doing “hot bunking”, the assignment matters only for stowing my personal items. I got the upper “mother” bunk. This has the downside that when a “mother” is resting there, I basically can’t get to my stuff, so I better plan ahead. Since I will be having a “day bag” anyways with items for the next day, it should work out fine. I’ll be placing the day bag and my sleeping bag on an unused bunk on the lower side in the main cabin when I’m on watch.