Through Suez to Singapore


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Yes, I made it!  15 days straight at sea with no access to the outside world: just seeing sunrise, sunset and dolphins playing.  Did you know, if you clap your hands the dolphins in the wild will show off and perform for you?  I am not kidding.

So going through Suez was interesting: hot, the Pilot on the bridge had his classical music blaring out and it was, altogether, a little surreal.

Suez Mosque
Suez Mosque

And our Security team that joined from Suez all were with us through the pirate area of Somalia and the Yemen were Britain’s finest (and South African) – pure gentlemen…so my pre-conceived notions they’d be gung ho were unfounded.

I’ve lost badly in the Table Tennis tournament, and had fun in the BBQ.

Table tennis - in which I lost badly
Table tennis – in which I lost badly
Fun at the BBQ
Fun at the BBQ

Anyway, this is just a quick one to let you know I’m OK and about to go ashore with my adopted uncle, the Chief Mate.

Speak to you all in HKG  in another week’s time!


  1. It’s a great way (the only way?) to travel ! We did the HK to UK leg some years back aboard a CMA CGM container ship and enjoyed every minute of it – certainly beats flying ! I also used the experience for the last chapter of my travel book. It’s funny how many people regard this means of transport, asking questions like ‘weren’t you bored?’ and ‘what did you do?’ – as if we really need to ‘do’ something !

  2. Too true Ben. Yes, it was an amazing experience and one I would repeat…maybe this time from Asia to Australasia