Roam-ania…

Yep there's a good reason I haven't been writing lately: too many Dad jokes and awful puns bouncing around in my brain. I'll quietly get them out of the way while I check out a coffee shop Oana recommended - OVRIDE coffee in the Timişoara City Centre. It's buzzing here, almost as much as my … Continue reading Roam-ania…

…roundtripper

This will be a blomit and I'll fix it later. Read at own risk as this is a brain dump from the past 2 weeks at sea during the Macquarie Island resupply (v4) ... Well this trip is certainly a very different journey so far ... what is this 'work' thing that I'm expected to … Continue reading …roundtripper

…back

We just rounded the lighthouse at the tip of Tasmania and got cell service! Guess that means I'm back, at least for a little while. Mixed feelings today, but the dolphins that surfed our wake and escorted us in definitely put a smile on my dial. Will be in our berth by 2pm, hotel by … Continue reading …back

Day 2 and still here …

Well after the best damn nights sleep I’ve had in ages, we are still anchored just off Port Arthur, sheltering from the massive waves that stopped us leaving yesterday. Waking up late (9.00am) and having no formal duties aboard (my actual work starts at Davis station ), a cooked breakfast (food here is amazing) and … Continue reading Day 2 and still here …

re-entry…

So I'm back at work now. You can imagine my excitement. Back in Dubbo, Australia now for 10 days, spending the last 5 days locked in an office, glued to a phone and computer, staring out a distant window at the sunlight, wishing I was somewhere else. Its 'Luke Skywalker Syndrome' at its worst and … Continue reading re-entry…

checkout time…

It's 11.45am on Sunday, Islamic New Years Day.  As I sit here at Kafein cafe editing the crazy out of this post, the call to prayer is echoing around the city from every mosque in town. The blend of calls, all slightly out of time and with different tones and voices, create a dull but … Continue reading checkout time…

nothing is something…2

Yesterdays post was a blomit, (apologies) but today's will be a little more considered, interesting and hopefully not so meandering. After Chiang Dao, we decided to head up towards the Golden Triangle - that opium soaked corner of Thailand where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet. It seemed suitable remote and mountainous enough to satisfy our … Continue reading nothing is something…2