The Delos Diaries: Part 19 “Napoleon, Hiking and the Delos Story.”

We’ve been in St Helena now for two weeks. It’s been a wonderful time with a lot of amazing adventures. We’ve even made some friends. On Friday, Lisa our Austrian managed to do a DJ session at the radio station. We had bought a bottle of rum for us all to share whilst we played songs, danced and laughed to our heart’s content.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 18 “Slow and Low, Liz!”

We’ve been here just over a week now in St Helena. I knew when I landed here that I was always supposed to come to this place and I deeply feel that more than anything. But I am already feeling the stirrings of restlessness to be back on the ocean.

We’ve explored the land and I’ve felt a shifting of allegiance in my heart.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 17 “St Helena!”

It’s 3am and my watch isn’t for another hour. But there’s a commotion on Delos and I’m grumbling to myself why people can’t be quieter.

Don’t they know I’m sleeping?

I then realise that there’s only one reason why the entire crew would be up at this moment.

St Helena.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 16. “Monsters in the Deep.”

I creep through the darkness, swaying with the motion of the boat as I attempt to head silently to the snack cupboard. It’s 3am, everyone is asleep and I.am.hungry.

I open the cupboard and rub my hands in glee. I pull out an oat snack bar to hear a rustling to my left.

“What are you doing?”

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The Delos Diaries: Part 15 “Time Machines and Peanut Butter.”

It’s day 6 aboard Delos on our passage to St Helena. I’m getting more and more excited by the day. I don’t know whether it’s because the currency is English, the history, or the fact that a bunch of British people live there, but it’d be nice to get a taste of home- even if it is on a random island in the middle of nowhere.

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The Delos Diaries: Part 13 “Queen of the Desert”

“And… Princess of the week is…!”

We’re all sitting around the table, tapping our fingers excitedly against the wood as Mr Brady pulls a name from the pot.

To be Princess of the week is to get the crew to do whatever you please and whenever. You can use the power with dignity, or abuse it.

“Elizabeth!”

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The Delos Diaries: Part 11 “The Shipwreck”

We’re having a mini lie in on Delos. I don’t know why but I haven’t been sleeping too well. My nights have been filled with unpleasant dreams and I can’t seem to snap out of it. I yawn as I finish my tea and wave Karin and Brian off as they head out in Maggie … Read moreThe Delos Diaries: Part 11 “The Shipwreck”

The Delos Diaries: Part 12 “It’s A New Day.”

The sun is beaming down on me on Delos as I sit with Alex and Brady on the back. I’m feeling very much at peace today, and relieved. It’s a new day. “Here you go, mate,” Brady says, clicking another button on his laptop. “There’s some good meditation on your phone now.” I take my … Read moreThe Delos Diaries: Part 12 “It’s A New Day.”