We were lucky enough to visit another sailing boat today. This time we visited a German training ship – Thor Heyerdahl. It is a three-masted topsail schooner which is used as classroom under sails. Beside the crew, there are about 30 pupils on board. They have regular lessons with teachers (as if they were at school) and they also learn how to sail.
Michael, who works on the ship, showed us around. We saw the kitchen, the cabins, the engine room and the living room which is also used as a classroom.
The pupils get involved in all sorts of tasks: they need to clean, cook and maintain the ship. I was especially impressed by their Easter eggs…..
And that´s the Thor Heyerdahl. If you want to know more about it, you can visit their website http://www.thor-heyerdhahl.de
They sailed from Germany to the Caribbean. Horta is their last stop (or one of the last stops) before sailing back to Germany. They started in October and are expected to return home in May.
If I was a teenager, I would definitely choose to study on this ship. It is beautiful, comfortable and well-organized.
Thank you Michael for showing us around.