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September 27th, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
This posting is mostly due to the horrific weather we’ve been experiencing this trip to sea. A number of people have been suffering with this affliction this swing and I thought I’d explain a little about it. If you havn’t experienced seasickness then you need to know one...
September 26th, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
Hopefully this little video will work, as the internet is rather dire onboard. It’s of last nights wonderful weather, we had 5 metre seas and 55kt winds, fairly tame from what I’m used to but even so it’s a good excuse to try out my first video post. I hope you like it. S...
September 21st, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
Where are you from? Are you a mariner? Do you have family or friends at sea? What brought you to my blog? Welcome, I would love to hear from you all! I recently found I had anonymous commenting turned off, meaning many of you could not of commented. That’s off now so let’s talk...
September 21st, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
5 things that helped me decide between RN &  MN 1. Travelling There is no getting away from it, as a mariner you travel… A LOT, in my first ever trip to sea on the Nedlloyd Hudson; a containership, I was lucky enough to visit 14 different countries in one 3 month trip…twic...
September 19th, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
How and when it all began… As a young boy I’m pretty sure I answered the same as any other when asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ the usual… Fireman, policeman or doctor etc; But I’m also pretty sure that no one thought that a young boy wi...
September 17th, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
Since starting to write a blog a number of issues have arisen…. The first….. my computer skills are not as good as I had thought!! The second….. the ships internet is far to slow to cope with uploading pretty much anything… and the last….. I have no idea where...
September 17th, 2012 - Posted by The Mariner
Hi there and welcome to my blog, If you stumble across it right now then please accept my apologies as its brand new. It is my intention to do my best at giving those who read (and hopefully follow) my blog a small insight into the life of a mariner, firstly explaining the history of [&hel...