Been spending time up in Marinette, Wisconsin where we are building our next ship. Sorry to have missed you. Actually thinking of heading back to sea on ITBs or something coastal with a two week - two week rotation.
After two children graduated from college last May, we took a family vacation to Bermuda. First time there since my three visits on the Tabor Boy in 74, 76, and 77. I think you were on the 74 and 76 trips. It felt odd to watch the ocean zoom by from 40,000 feet for an hour and think of covering that same stretch in three-four days on the schooner. The Hamilton waterfront is a little diffferent now. The pier where we used to tie up, next to the Hamilton Princess, is gone now, replaced by new buildings and harborside condos. Scuba diving was just as wonderful as I remember it from back when Jay Parker taught us diving in Bermuda in June '74.
I'll be joining the Maersk Montana next week for the first part of sea year. I think its heading to the Mid. East. No worries on the sea project, already working on the nav. law portion. KP has been interesting, but I cant wait to finally get out to sea.
Rich, Welcome aboard. Glad to see another shipmaster among the ol' crew. What ship are you sailing master on? I'm master of the Maersk Rhode Island, MLL's only oil tanker. I go back to work in 2-4 weeks. Might join in Singapore, might join in Ulsan, Korea. My email is CapWalks@aol.com
Welcome aboard! I have to agree with Peter, those were good times. I forgot that you were aboard for the Tall Ships event. We were so lucky to see the America's Cup too.
Congratulations on sailing as captain. I've been working on NOAA's new construction in Mississippi. We are turning out four new Fisheries Research vessels.