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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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Rethinking the Trans Siberian

January 24 – I am rethinking my decision to take the Trans Siberian from Vladivostok to Moscow. Part of it has to do with the realization that there is nothing in Siberia that I am anxious to see,  and making … Continue reading

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The Gulf of Alaska

January 20 – The Gulf of Alaska is quite rough, and I’m a bit ill. I have to pass on the mushroom casserole and stick to salad instead. I hadn’t realized that the route to Pusan passes through the Aleutian … Continue reading

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