As a French person, I enjoy the British way of politely saying things, for example, “inviting” us for dinner when it is their turn to cook and food is ready! Or using understatements like “Come on in, the water is lovely” after a bit of polar swimming in the bay. So a lot of teasing is going on, depending on where you are from.
I very much enjoy welcoming the 4 new crew members on board and appreciate the Greenlandic translation of Sascha, the Danish explanations of Mette about Greenland’s history and situation, the German way of taking pictures, the definitely British salt marsh scientist (and humor!).
Once we are back on board tonight, our British-German team (Tim and Thorsten) is cooking for everyone. We enjoy a first barbecue burger, but the second one is close to being carbonated…. Obviously, the British-German team blames the barbecue propane bottle, which is supposedly too weak or too strong at times! After a good laugh about it, time for some of us to enjoy the quietness, knit, go “showering” in a cold Greenlandic stream, or to do the dishes. It looks like we will all enjoy a quiet night, without watch needed.