Back home after a challenging trip

Picture by fabianv via www.shipspotting.com
Picture by fabianv via http://www.shipspotting.com

On Tuesday I came home again after a bit of a challenging trip on the MF “Ionas” from Ventspils to Piraeus.  The ship itself was already almost 30 years old and as you can imagine not everything was in the same condition anymore as when it was upon newbuilding. But with a bit of elbow grease & some ingenuity we kept everything working OK. Also the weather proved to be a bit of a hand full, several times we had to shelter or to heave to to keep things comfortable.
We did go somewhere where I hadn’t been yet and which was on my bucketlist: the Corinth Canal, pretty impressive and it’s a bit of a shame I had to steer the vessel but I got to see quite a bit of it anyway. It’s not often you get the chance for an experience like this and I’m pretty chuffed we got to do it.

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So after handing the vessel over after a challenging but successful trip I’m home again for some R&R but not for long: end of next week my wife & I are going to New Zealand for a few weeks. Really looking forward to that!

And that’s why I’m also not available until the beginning of April. See you then, I’ll be in touch!