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Interests: Reading, baking, running, Disney, travel, traveling, kayaking, chocolate, learning to live healthier
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After our long and glorious nap we went as a group to visit Huinay Huayna or Winay Huayna or Winay Wayna. It's one place but there are several variations on how to spell it. That happens. The Quechua language was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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We finally earned a sleep in. We were woken up at 630am by the porters with our coca tea and basin of hot water, breakfast at 700am and departure at 800am. Yes, I just classified 630am as a sleep in.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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What can I say about Day 2? It is the hardest day of the trail. It is the most rewarding day of the trail. It's they day I didn't think I would survive. It's the day I am most proud... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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The classic Inca trail is 29 miles/40 kms long The weather averages between 8c and 20c, but can drop to freezing and go up into the 30's 500 people are permitted to start the Inca Trail each day, 300 of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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6 months on a ship with 1000+ crew. Always someone around when you need a hug or a friend to talk to. On the flip side it's hard to find a minute alone. It was a rough contract, I had... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Cozumel. Where we dock has restaurants, bars, shops and a tiny man made beach, all right off the beach. The port area is called Puerta Maya. You can lave easily...get a cab, walk, rent a scooter, take a tour. But... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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September 10th to 16th Can you believe I've been onboard for 19 weeks already? 10th Galveston - I got a new room mate this morning which was a bit of a surprise for both of us. My old roommate requested... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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3rd to 9th September I'm writing this on the 15th of September , for some reason I did not keep track of this week. 3rd Cozumel - I just have got off the ship, I always get off in Cozumel... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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27th August to 2nd Sept 27th Galveston - I'm port manning but Melinda gave me her ID so I could go out in Galveston. Angelique and I wanted to go to the cafe called EAT, but it was too early.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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August 20th to 26th 20th - Cozumel. Did some training in the office, and then had lunch out at Three Amigos. 21st - Sea Day 22nd - Galveston. Started my rotation of port manning for this month. 23rd - Sea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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August 13th to 19th 13th Galveston. I had to go out in Galveston before loading and pick up some packages from the Seafarer's centre for our manager who signed off today. The day you sign off, you have no crew... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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August 6th to 12 6th Cozumel Tab C drill. Woohoo, don't have to do anymore. I'm a deputy team leader but I have a primary duty as a stairway guide. The deputy team leader role model is my secondary duty.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Have you seen Finding Dory yet? I haven't. I will when I'm on vacation. Did you know Dory speaks whale? She has a friend, Destiny, who is a whale shark. Guess what? Last week I swam with whale sharks! Its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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July 30th to August 5th 30th. Galveston, Oh Galveston... I think I must have heard that Glenn Campbell song a thousand times driving in the car wth my mum. On cassette tape. The song on cassette tape, not my mum.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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July 23rd to 29th 23rd - Pay day, great way to start the week. Training in Cozumel for the GSM, ASM, trainee ASM, me and the other Promo Ambassador. The training was a mini train the trainer. We learned how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at Tinkerblue
July 16th to July 22nd 16th - Started port manning again this week. Has it really already been a month since I last port manned? Loading in Galveston, 19 pallets plus a big visit from the office, 10 big wigs.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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July 9th to July 15th 9th - Tab D boat drill. After boat drill I did laundry and then went out for coffee, fresh air and sunshine in Cozumel and Internet... I finally got access to my temporary ocean pay... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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July 2nd to July 8th 2nd - breakfast at Star Drug Mart in Galveston. New Orleans Chicory coffee may taste good but it's not my friend. Must remember that next time I'm in New Orleans. The eggs Benedict however were... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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I really enjoyed both books. Neither was an easy read subject wise. The Light Between Oceans is set in Australia. It's about a light house keeper and his wife, their longing for a child, the decisions they make and the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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I've seen the Fishie pedicure thingys before and always wanted to try but I've always been too weirded out. Would you like to have little fish bite your feet? Turns out they don't bite. They don't actually have any teeth.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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June 25th to July 1st 25th - Lunch at Alberto's in Cozumel with a team mate 25th - Woohoo, nights off are back. We stopped in the lead up to and for the duration of inventory. It's nice to have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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June 18th to 24th The LP guy from the office (our company office, not the TV show) arrived to check the discrepancies in our inventory. Oh LP = loss prevention. Also known as AP. AP = asset protection. Crew Party... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Those crew only signs? They usually lead to some where very mundane: Crew elevator areas Crew elevators Crew stairwells Crew hallways Now let's compare to the guest areas shall we? Guests - large area, carpet, pretty lighting on the ceiling,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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Jun 11 - 17th Started inventory this week. Can I please be assigned to a ship that isn't scheduled for inventory? Please? Seriously. Inventory is scheduled once a year for each ship. I work for 6 months at a time.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Tinkerblue
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June 4th - 10th Tab D boat drill in Progreso with training. Took just over an hour. My turn to come in an hour early on embarkation night and take pre-orders for liquor. Had lunch on the Lido deck, a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Tinkerblue