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Sunday 19 April 2009

All at sea

It's been a while since I posted so I thought I'd let you know what I've been doing.

Joined my ship in Crete, by the most circuitous route known to man.

Not much time to get settled in as we sailed to join the task group at the crack of dawn the following day.

After a few days of pissing about doing pointless exercises we headed for the Suez canal, and warmer climes.

After the Suez canal transit, we pissed about again, this time in the Red Sea. Why oh why can't we steam in a straight line for a change?

Of course once we eventually left the Red Sea we then had to carry out the obligatory anti piracy patrols. A waste of time. No pirate is going to sail out when there is a large grey ship, armed to the teeth, sailing in full view of the coast.

of course now we have left the coast I suppose they'll be out in force now. Oh well, cest la vie.