Home sweet home

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 at 23:18 | by Alistair Baillie

I am now back home in sunny Scotland where it’s a bit chillier than the 28+ degrees I am used to over in the Caribbean.

I flew back last thursday, getting back to Edinburgh around 10am on Friday morning.

The last week onboard was rather interesting, we got to Panama ok, however on our run from Panama to Aruba the weather worsened and we ended up getting into Aruba around 2100 instead of 0800. The captain modified the itinerary slightly so we spent the night in Aruba – there was only one bar open on account of it being a Sunday but I still had a good time, and then set sail around 7 pm the following day.

Because we had lost a day and the weather had not drastically improved we dropped Port of Spain from our itinerary and headed straight to Grenada and then back to Barbados.

There’s not much else for me to say on the merchant navy front other than I have around 4 weeks until I go down to Southampton and return to Warsash on the 20th of April.

In other news you may have noticed my new web site, it is partially using software I developed for my Blog Off web site to import twitter updates and youtube videos automatically, which is why it has lots of one line entries. Let me know what you think by commenting on this entry or sending me a message using the Contact Me link above.

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