Life Doesn't Stop At Sea: Here's What The Navy Get Up To
Apart from a day of back-to-back duties, sailors also find time for the more 'ordinary' activities...
Homecomings are always a special occasion for the Royal Navy (Picture: Royal Navy).
Have you ever wondered what the Royal Navy get up to at sea (of course, besides protecting the UK and our allies from possible threats)?
Well, after a long day of duties, sailors and officers can sometimes have the chance to retreat to the 'normalities' of daily life. Whether that's sitting down to a meal after a hard day's work, organising movie nights, or even waking up at the crack of dawn for a spot of yoga.
On HMS Somerset, yoga starts at 6am and is a chance for the men and women to release tension and boost morale before their day fully begins.
It takes place on the deck and can be stunning under the morning sunrise.
And they even take it to land whilst they're deployed:
Onboard the ships' company often sit down together towards the end of their shift.
The hearty portions contain all the necessities at sea - some of which, are potatoes and protein.
And on 1 June 2018, Britain’s Fisheries Protection squadron helped celebrate National Fish and Chips Day:
While at sea, who could resist a hands to bathe?
It's where the crew jump off the ship and have a quick dip while the waters are safe.
As you can see many of them have their own signature moves as they jump in:
Now we leave you with the Captain, the Gunnery Officer and the Met Officer of HMS Enterprise playing the Yukele.
They've just returned home to Devonport after a year-long deployment.
The ship is uninhabitable, which requires the ship's company to "move ashore".
Sailors will find their own entertainment, and so here we see the captain, the gunnery officer and the met officer jamming. With a kazoo, keytar and ukulele. As you do.#AlwaysBeASailorpic.twitter.com/U4zmmc3Qz2