I still smile every time I think of this incident and wonder how foolish we can be at times. The Ship had just docked in a small town in Italy and as was the norm I took off the minute the immigration formalities were over. It was a beautiful summer...
For our  honeymoon we went to the Andaman and Nicobar islands. On the day we landed it was evening before we settled in and we decided to go for a walk to get acquainted with the place. We had hardly been walking for about fifteen minutes when my husband...
            When i came to know I was getting married to a merchant navy officer the idea of sailing on a ship and travelling all over the world was very very appealing. At that time it was more appealing than the idea of marriage itself,...
One of the Ships we were on we had a particularly long sailing  from Houston in US to a Trieste in Italy, which meant crossing the Atlantic and then a couple of days more till we reached Trieste. It was about 14 days and to our bad luck the...

March used to be a very eventful and busy month for us when my kids were younger. My eldest one completed her school year and had holidays which we would combine with the summer vacations and head off to the ship.  It used to be very busy time deciding...
We all have our quirks and mine is actually quite funny. I find spending money on taxi fares a complete waste and taxis are usually so horrendously expensive especially in Europe that I always (used to ) think that the money could be used better like to buy a...
In my last post I've mentioned about my quirkiness about cabs and their huge tabs. It's not that I am a miser or anything like that, it's just that Tankers (I've only sailed on huge oil carriers) are usually  docked in terminals that are quite far from the town...
  Just a few weeks into our marriage, I bid a very teary eyed and emotional good bye to my husband as he left for the ship. Being a newly wed I couldn't think of anything worse than being without my husband. I couldn't wait to join him on the...
Something that I was terrified about during my sailing days were Pirates. About our ship being attacked by pirates. Piracy is a big problem for seafarers especially in some key areas like Somalia, the Singapore straits among the others. I remember we used to have quite a bit of cash at...
Continuing from where I left of in my last post, as I said our trip from Delhi to Angola is one of my most unforgettable experiences of my sailing days. This incident is deeply imprinted in my memory. It was going to be a memorable trip in any case...

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