Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year

Monday, January 2nd, 2012 at 22:11 | by Alistair Baillie

So its now 2012 and I have fallen a bit behind with blog updates this year! Hopefully during 2012 I will be a bit more active.

So what happened since the summer? I sailed around the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea quite a lot visiting Turkey, Greece, Israel, Cyprus and the dreaded Egypt. After a 4 month trip I signed off in Limassol, Cyprus and got home to a very chilly Scotland on the 15th December.

This year, after a few more weeks at home I am off to Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hawaii for a 2 week holiday then heading back to sea in February for a short 2 – 3 month contract.

I have now completed the minimum sea time required to be eligible to sit my chief mates examinations and plan to do this during the summer of 2012. The present plan being to return to Warsash Maritime Academy near Southampton and complete NARAS(M) and a few weeks of revision in May.

All going well, I should then be back at sea sometime in August / September.

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