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01 October 2007, Boston.

Weather predicting is always a gamble but this time I was correct. The air was crisp and clear and so the sky line of Boston could be seen 25 miles away. With our pilot time of 08.00, everybody on board had the chance to see the ship sailing into Boston harbor while the sun slowly…   read more of “01 October 2007,…”

30 September 2007, Newport.

Sunday 30 September 2007, Newport. Newport is always a pleasant place to come to. From the bridge the scenery looks nice, the guests like the call and it is most of the time a sheltered anchorage. It is a interesting tender ride into town, as the tender has to go all the way around Goat…   read more of “30 September 2007,…”

28 September 2007, New London

……………..And then on departure from Boston the fog descended. Pea –soup fog with less then 100 feet visibility. And that meant no Pinnacle dinner for my wife and I on my birthday. By 8 pm. I was in bed awaiting that dreaded phone call near mid night from the chief officer, advising that it was…   read more of “28 September 2007,…”

27 September 2007, Boston.

After another hazy night, we approached the Boston pilot station at 5.45 am in the morning. Ahead of us the Crown Princess who had to deeper into the port and somewhere behind us the Norwegian Spirit who for some reason came in quite late. This ship would later on have to pass the two of…   read more of “27 September 2007,…”

26 September 2007. Bar Harbor.

When we left Bar Harbor last time, we were advised to follow a special track that supposedly was free of lobster pots. According to the pilot and an agreement had been made between the port and the fishermen. I said supposedly, as there was as many lobsterpots on the intended track line as outside of…   read more of “26 September 2007….”

25 September 2007, Halifax.

As if somebody had turned the switch. The moment we made the turn into the direction of Halifax sea buoy, the wind fell away and the sun came out with a glorious sunrise. We were first at the pilot station and set for Pier 22. Behind us was the Norwegian Spirit who was scheduled for…   read more of “25 September 2007,…”

24 September 2007, Sydney.

Well, my worst fears came true. During the night it blew up to 50 knots in North Humberland strait. That is the stretch of water between Prince Edward Island and the north side of Nova Scotia. Although less so in the morning, it was still very windy and choppy when we arrived at the pilot…   read more of “24 September 2007,…”