Monthly Archives: February 2011

Drifting

February 1 – The ship has been idling in the East China Sea for the last 12 hours. With the GPS feature on my camera and Google Earth, I know our precise location: Latitude  30°47’50.10″N, Longitude 125°20’4.32″E. Nobody on the … Continue reading

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An Eight Hour Stop in Pusan

January 31- We didn’t berth in Pusan until 3 am this morning. Although four of the crew were able to leave for the airport and home (and their replacements came aboard), I would need to be cleared by Korean immigration … Continue reading

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Watching the Clothes Go ‘Round

January 29 – Daybreak in the Sea of Japan and I am doing laundry. Every day is a new experience – never before have I cleaned my clothes in such an exotic location. It is snowing again, but without the … Continue reading

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Hokkaido, Japan

January 28 – I got my first view of land today since leaving the Strait of Juan de Fuca on January 17. It is the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan as we pass between it and the Japanese mainland on … Continue reading

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International Date Line

January 25 – Today the ship crossed the International Date Line, meaning we advanced the calendar from Sunday, January 23 to Tuesday, January 25, without pausing for Monday the 24th. At the same time we were required to “retard” our … Continue reading

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Liver Cheese

The galley is sandwiched between the officer’s and crew’s messes. For each of the three daily meals the cook prepares different dishes for the Northern European officers and the Filipino crew. The food preparation areas are spotless and meals are … Continue reading

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