After about an hour on the bridge and holding my own in the rough seas, I am promoted from Paparazzi to Sea Wolf.
To celebrate, I am offered hot tea along with pastries, breakfast for Sea Wolf.
Not sure what all my new position involves but I am given some brief lessons in Russian. I am now almost fluent with a vocabulary of three words. Dobre utra.
Having now spent an enjoyable time with a crew member along with all my other great experiences on this expedition, I am certain that of all the Ioffe passengers, I have gotten the best deal!