Time to say good bye.
Thank you to all of you for being such faithful readers. Hopefully you will log in again when I return on September 16th. I am writing this from home, as I could not get on line properly yesterday due to the travel pattern and the need to “collapse” in bed as soon as I came home. It takes me just over 24 hrs. (including the time change) to get home by plane from Vancouver to Norwich via Amsterdam. I normally fly via Amsterdam as there is a direct KLM connection with Norwich, England. If I would fly to London then I would still face 4 to 5 hours by Train, Bus or car. Therefore Amsterdam works much better.
Before I start my regular blog again, I hope to upload a number of items to the Hal history sections. Old Captains and Ships History’s. So you might get a ping a few times in the summer, if you ahve the automatic alert.
I left the ship at 12.30 and was amazed to run into two of my blog readers while getting out with the shuttlebus.
Always very nice to be able to put a face to the name.
Two items still to share:
……… SINCE I STARTED BACK IN 2007.
With sailing about 180 days a year, it takes a while to get there.
My counter on the Editors page says 1000, so I have to believe that it is true.
One Thousand…………….. Time fly’s when you have fun.
I wonder how many I will have done by the time I reach retirement ????
I promised an update about Corinto. On the monetary front it is a bit quiet at the moment, but agents are reporting that items have come in, although we do not know what yet. Also the clothes collection is going well, we are now up to 5 big boxes.
I expect that monetary donations will come in again as soon as we start the Trans Canal Southbound as the current 7 day cruise guests spend all their money shore side but also most of them are brand new to the cruise industry, first time cruisers, and do not have much affinity with Holland America and what the crew does on board.
From the Crew Coin box $139 (Discarded change)
05/14 $100 (Cabin 012 California donation)
05/16 $100 (Cabin 007 California donation)
05/23 $200 (Cheque Florida donation)
One box arrived 14 may SDO (Canada donation)
Used Clothing: 5 boxes from crew and guests.
Unknown quantity as of now: Material received by agents in Vancouver and San Diego.
My hotelmanager is also leaving in a few weeks. But he returns in August and I will get the next update.
To all of you, have a great summer and thank you.