Day 101: The Shipping Booze

11.04.09: Today was a half day for the Filipino crew – it’s a public holiday in the Philippines, so they got to let their hair down and skull a few beers. By the time I joined in, the party was already in full swing with Nickelback (of all people) blearing…

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Day 102: Heading East for Easter

12.04.09: The least Easterly Easter of my life – no chocolate eggs, in fact no chocolate at all! To be honest with you, I spent most of the day in my cabin nursing my hangover and wishing that I had seasickness pills that actually WORKED!! That night, I went up…

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Day 103: Another Monday Comes

13.04.09: Oh my word, I feel ROTTEN! Spent a good part of today in bed, did a little editing, but it’s hard to concentrate when you feel two seconds away from barfing all the time. This evening I sat with the Icelandics again (Albert’s cabin being conveniently situated next to…

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Days 190 to 193: The Great Escape

Day 190: On The Beach 09.07.09: Perhaps I should have mentioned this before – Val, the guy who was ‘helping’ me last week is now demanding that I pay him €600 for his ‘services’. These ‘services’ included not getting me my passport back, not getting the pirogue to the dock…

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