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Captain’s Log: Final Courses

Captain’s Log: Final Courses

And now, the end is here And so I face the final courses My friends, I’ll say it clear I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain I’ve lived a life at sea and that’s now full I traveled each and every high sea Regrets, I’ve had a few But then again, too few to…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Manila, Philippines

Captain’s Log: Manila, Philippines

We entered Manila Bay at 0230 in the morning, passing dark and looming Corregidor on our starboard side and Bataan on our port. Both names resurrecting painful memories for many. Three-and-a-half hours later, having weaved our way through innumerable fishing boats, and anchored ships, we arrive at the pilot station, which is a short distance…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

Captain’s Log: Approaching Bali

27th February to 2nd March Well, where to start? I left you as we departed Adelaide, the gateway port for Perth, Australia, heading north in the Indian Ocean towards Bali, Indonesia. Our President and CEO Stein Kruse, his wife Linda, Sally Andrews, our VP Public Relations, and Gerald Bernhoft, Director Mariner Society, joined us in…   read more of “Captain’s…”

Captain’s Log: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

Captain’s Log: Adelaide and Kangaroo Island

20th February, Adelaide and 21st February, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island No photos of Adelaide, I’m afraid. The port lies on an outlying promontory and Adelaide itself is a 45-minute bus, (or train) ride from the Amsterdam. Having transited the shallow and winding channel and then swinging in the turning basin, we berthed port-side to at the…   read more of “Captain’s…”