The 3rd week of the rotation:
Yes and again we have Sunday. Only this Sunday was different from others. I got up as usual and was already thinking about what I was going to do until the stations were announced. So like every morning I had to see what I missed and there was the message, so I knew already in the morning at which station I was. I thought to myself: The day couldn’t get any better. I opened the message and looked for my name like every week. There it was I was assigned to the station Sarcee.
But before I went there I had a coffee and the tour with my sister Suna (PO3) and as always in Terranova.
When we were back on land, I introduced myself in my new station. I got a warm welcome again and I got my secret missions right away. Since I wanted to get to know the area, I immediately set off to do these missions.
Unfortunately there are not many substations near the station, so it was a bit boring for me, because I always had to take the same way to get out of the bay. So I thought it was a pity, because I would have liked to see more of the area. But this was not possible.
I also have to say that compared to my other weeks, I was a bit lazy this week. I had only participated in one race security and one SAR exercise. But still I made good use of the time and visited some places I hadn’t been before.
One day I was still out and about with my dog Lili, because I didn’t want to leave her alone at home all the time. I had just stopped by SCPO Celine in Farcastle and I was really excited about my young lady. She behaved very well although she didn’t know any boat or helicopter sounds. Let’s see maybe she will become a little rescue dog.
Afterwards I went with her to the station Kania, where she should actually let off steam in the snow. There I met CPO Bo Juisser. I heard that people in Kania are thinking about rescue dog training, so I got some information and I have to say that I am considering it more and more. But only after my time as a recruit
I really must emphasize again I was really lazy this week. On Friday Suna and I were still accompanying Celine, with Suna’s R-BM. She had done a tour with her FRC. It was cool because I could watch a helicopter landing and take off again.
Saturday I did my desk work, made my farewell present for the station and packed my things. At noon there was a special event. A SAR GridDrive StandBy. The helicopters and FRC’s are put on standby to help. This was an air show, so we went to our position to help when we were needed. Fortunately it was very quiet.
But then the week is over and I’m waiting for Sunday again.
And there is also Sunday, only this time the day was different. It didn’t start with a cup of coffee and the weekly tour with my sister, this time we had a SAR GridDrive StandBy for coffee because the second part of it. As I told you last week it is not very exciting and I don’t know why I signed up for it. But it was funny so it made up for getting up early.
During the day I was busy with things outside of the Coast Guard, which was very nice because I could do a favor for my friends as well. Somehow I had also forgotten that the weekly rotation list would come sometime.
Because I got up very early, I actually wanted to go back to bed early. I was actually already on my way and had said good night to SL. I lay down on my sister’s sofa and we watched some more TV together, suddenly she told me where I was this week. I looked at her a bit confused, it must really have been a picture for the gods, when I understood it, I slid a bit closer to her and looked at the notecard. I was in New Horizons.
So I picked myself up from the sofa again and came online again. I also contacted LTJG Lacie Faith. I got my secret missions and then I disappeared into bed.
This week, unfortunately, it’s in my nature, I was very ambitious. I wanted to visit all districts, except for two I even succeeded. I found a lot of lottery objects in some corners and I think I also drove on routes that hardly anyone drives, but it was a lot of fun and so I reached my personal goal this week. I wanted to do 50 patrols in my recruit time. Well now I finished a week earlier, but this way I can still try the 60.
On Monday I also did my weekly race security and on Friday my SAR Drill.
But now it’s only one week left until the promotion and slowly my nervousness is rising again. I think there will be a lot to come this week. But for the first time, I’m waiting for Sunday and the list where I’m going to spend my last week before I get a permanent station. But since it’s Saturday again, I finished my farewell present and handed in my reports like I do every week.
Written by: PO3 MaikeMia Sunato
Edited by: Lt Coralie Foggarty