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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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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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Camping? On your own? Don’t be Scilly!

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.”   Last week; I was becoming increasingly frustrated with being at home, waiting for a berth on a ship. I was on various … Continue reading

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My first trip at sea

My maiden voyage as a Cadet  . . .With some excerpts from my “diary” – if you want to call it that.  From France, to the UK, and on to Turkey (twice) Greece, and Egypt. Dunkerque- France Snow on deck; … Continue reading

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Commencement of phase four.

Phase four . . .sounds almost ominous; does it not?  I’m finally through phase three of my training; which basically means all the heavy academic stuff is out of the way; which I am pleased with. Towards the end of … Continue reading

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Thailand, South China Sea, China

Some pictures, and video from my time in the south china sea.

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My first sea trip….

Some pictures, and some video clips from my first trip on a Bulk carrier. Apologies for the cheesy Gordon Lightfoot overkill; who am I kidding? I’m not sorry. I slung these together whilst on board.  From occasionally popping my head … Continue reading

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