How’s life on the RRS Sir David Attenborough?
21 December, 2021 RRS Sir David Attenborough
It’s been a busy few weeks for RRS Sir David Attenborough! After departing the UK on its maiden voyage over a month ago, the ship has made it all the way to Antarctica. Back here in Cambridge, we’ve been wondering just what its been like, travelling almost 9,000 miles on Britain’s new polar ship. We asked the ship’s Doctor, Jenna Plank, to tell us….
‘How’s life on the SDA?’ seems to be the million dollar question.
Well lets see……….
Its saving dummies doing drills
Teaching and improving skills
It’s looking after every member of the crew
From medical to morale, it’s on my list to do
It’s fire drills and playing pirates
And watching the FIDS play darts
It’s fighting Neptune’s army on the SDA
And getting covered in slops anyway
It’s making cakes and cards for special days
And learning to do things in different ways
While the ship rocks and rolls across the Atlantic
And I think back to when my life was so frantic
But now its peaceful sunrises that get us up early
And crossing the line with my new ship family
And its holding the flag and wondering how……
Did I get here….is this real life….. just WOW