Author Archives: dantwothreefour

Never eat shredded wheat.

I’ve just finished packing for sea. When I usually pack for sea, I’m usually overly excited, at the prospect of travelling to new, and exciting countries, an elation which is however, short lived, when I arrive at the gangway and … Continue reading

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Let it ride, let it roll, let it go.

Trials and tribulations of a newly qualified deck officer, reluctantly working on cruise ships. Continue reading

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The sea calls, out to an old hand, to go sailing to new lands….

My dream of owning my own yacht is getting agonisingly closer to fruition. I now officially have my own sailing craft, a little Tinker Traveller dinghy, which I have got to grips with nicely. I absolutely love sailing it, and … Continue reading

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Finally, it’s all over . . .

I’m finally a qualified officer of the watch, and I can now look back and take stock of the last 4 years of my life. For the first time in my life, I can say that I’ve seen something through … Continue reading

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Channels. . . .

When I began my Cadetship, in September 2012, I  vaguely recall my imagination going haywire; I had no idea which type of ship I would sail on, or where in the world I would end up.  What I didn’t expect, … Continue reading

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Pictures from the last 6 months . . .

Visits to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Australia, Japan, Spain, Belgium, and Latvia.  My passport has been used and abused! Tanggu,  China. TEDA, in a bar close to the Empress bar & Grill, I think it was called ‘Cheers’  – The … Continue reading

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Laika

In August 2014, I was on board a bulk carrier with twenty two Indians, and a Scot.  We had loaded Iron Ore at a remote Island in Western Australia, and were under way, bound for China.  I was on a … Continue reading

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