Entry 148, August 21st, 2011, 4:47pm (GMT +2)
There's a small brush fire today on the island of Palma. I first noticed the plume of blue smoke during PAX drill . . . we spent a few minutes watching it after the drill finished. There's a pair of yellow
seaplanes taking turns dropping water on it and scooping up more from the harbor. It's pretty cool to watch . . . amazing the technology that we take for granted these days. Also, that would be an interesting job.
There's a Canadian frigate docked next to us. It's not very large – the Grandeur is probably twice as long, and masses much more than that (we're a lot fatter than the frigate is, beam relative to length). I wonder what the Canadian navy is doing in Spain? That would also be an interesting job, navigating a ship on a voyage across the world.