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About Saint Expedite

Retired early, then took a trip across the Pacific from Seattle by container ship. From China I stopped in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, England and Ireland before heading home to Puget Sound. This blog is an account of my travels. Write to me at

Cinderella Liberty

The Chief Engineer from my trip to China on the Hanjin Baltimore was in town Sunday night. I met him up at Pier 46, accompanied by Rene, a machinist. Both are from Germany. Sunday was the last day of Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Shanghai to Hoi An

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The Concorde Métro Stop

In sorting my photographs from the trip I came across this one, taken at the exit of the Concorde station on the Paris Métro, at the Place de la Concorde. I’d spent the previous night in Arcueil, an unremarkable suburb, … Continue reading

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All The Pretty Pictures

I have 22 Gigs worth of pictures and videos from my trip; they gotta go somewhere …

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Ireland–New York–Seattle

US Immigration and Naturalization stations officials at Shannon who check passengers through US customs before leaving Ireland. One of them, after thumbing through my passport, welcomes me home, which feels good.   Aer Lingus took me from Shannon Airport to … Continue reading

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Cliffs of Moher and Limerick

Before leaving Galway, I booked a flight on Aer Lingus to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, from Shannon Airport near Limerick. I gave myself one night in Limerick and travelled there by bus. I wanted a stopover at … Continue reading

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