Monthly Archives: March 2017

No Chi Minh

  The big eyes of two parrot fish are watching us watching them. So are the puffers! Choose which of them will die.! We are in Vietnam. It is hot, resorts are inexpensive, people are poor but friendly, the sea … Continue reading

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Hong Damn Kong

We are moored in the pole position in Hong Kong. This means there is not a moments delay from our first step off the ship into a glitzy high end shopping mall. Our exit to the city is lined with … Continue reading

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Another day, in China

The sky is a leaden thick heavy lid of solid cloud. The horizon disappearing into a darker green grey river, and many ships from huge containers, working barges, garbage carriers, to wooden fishing junks crossing in front and moving each … Continue reading

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Hiroshima

We took a cable car to the A Bomb Dome, where there is an unusual fork in the river. The original target, the bridge, has been rebuilt, and the prefectural building stands beside the river, untouched since the drop on … Continue reading

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In, Out and In Again!

At eleven that night the ships water was shut off. We carry seawater as ballast. Shipping regulations do not permit Chinese seawater to be carried in Japanese territorial water so the tanks have to be emptied, and new clean sea … Continue reading

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The White Star Line

  At 3.30 in the queens room white gloved waiters lay the small tables for tea. Folded napkins, plates and cups, a delicate collection of Tiptree jam, jugs of milk and silverware polished and precisely arranged. Lapsong Souchong, Earl Grey, … Continue reading

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Boohoo!

20,000 miles behind, and we are half way. We are close to the Mariana Trench so if we sink nothing will ever be found. The sea bed is six miles beneath us. When we met the captain in the coffee … Continue reading

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