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No AC - Sleeping on deck

4/E and me 5/E sleeping on deck whilst passing through the tropics on route to KIWI.

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Sleeping on deck on the Sussex - nice teak walkway right around the accommodation - sadly missed on newer ships.
 

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Same flip-flops and same foam-rubber matresses as elsewhere at the time, a step up from the straw-filled ones of earlier times, and quite easy to move out on deck. The flower-muster is a surprise though, never saw anything but plain blue. Regards, Stein.
 

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Straw filled matresses were on the bunk, these were from the day bed. Slam the bunk draw and listen to the cockies run!
 

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Done this a few times in warmer climes until one morning I woke up to see a rat sniffing my feet and refrained from doing it again another morning I woke up with the mother of all cockroaches on my eyelid straight into the stores and gave my cabin a dose of about 5 cans of baygon the engineer next door wasnt impressed when they all migrated into his cabin
 

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Only problem I found with sleeping on deck in the tropics was one bloody bosun.
This one had great delight in hosing down the deck around 0600 and if you didnt wake up and move the bedding got a wetting too.

I got my own back on him one day
 

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I remember another problem with sleeping on deck, finding the next watch at 2345 hrs for the usual shake.
 

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If you have an infestation of parasites in the accomodation the solution is quite simple, you fumigate. If you enjoy their company, you do nothing!
 

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