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. P1000392

It is snowing again, but without the high winds. Snow makes the Tetris-like arrangement of the containers look pretty, but also makes the deck treacherous.

We arrive in Pusan tomorrow, and I am debating whether to take shore leave. The ship arrives on Sunday evening and shore leave will end at 5 am on Monday, February 1. (Happy birthday M). The Captain points out that Pusan harbor is a long distance from town, maybe a $50 cab ride, and the crew doesn’t appear to think it is worth it, but I want the passport stamp and am desperate to find a wi-fi hookup after 15 days without Internet access. When I ask one of the Filipino crew where I should go in Pusan he gives me a wry look and says “Texas Street.” This doesn’t sound like the home of Internet cafes.

To remove the foul taste of the Keith Richards’ autobiography I am re-reading Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians, a free Kindle download.

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
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