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by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

As passengers trickle onboard a festive mood fills the air with laughter and musicians tuning up and practicing. Crew duties are very light with only luggage to stow as everything has been painstakingly prepared for this moment. Since I am still connected to the outside world, I take a brief moment ...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

I am too old for twenty-eight hour days. After arising at 2 am yesterday I see it is 6 am the next day before I sleep. Mixed signals caused the loading of cargo that was not to be moved until after the first round of passengers are dropped off. This resulted on the ship being to heavy and we were de...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Departure Day I am very glad for the extra sleep I got yesterday as minor problems roll me out of my bunk at 2 am. It's funny how two efficient men see the same task in different lights that create an inefficient tie that stops all work dead. "Ask the Captain!" Arr. Other than The Cook (whose depth...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Repairs to the ship and a good general cleaning should be finished by noon. Temporary shelters for the Crew are being stowed on board as we will be camping in a forest for the Festival. Art, music, and many handcrafts are the focus of the event and we expect to have a pleasant vacation. Originally I...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

An overhaul of the ship is The Order of the Day. Not only function but form is being addressed as we will be ferrying paying passengers to and from a Festival, and the Crew is as excited as I am to take a few days of Rest & Relaxation in the form of Liberty. "Freedom" is an overused and quite misund...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Many maxims of my childhood continue to ring true through the years of my adulthood. When it rains, it pours. I am getting pings of Crew Grumblings through the Grapevine (everybody has one or two). Flooding has prompted the query "Why did we work so hard hauling water?" It's the Roll of the Dice. Th...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

"Land Ho!" Grandma loved a sailor, who sailed the frozen sea Grandpa was that whaler and he took me on his knee He said, "Son, I'm going crazy from livin' on the land Got to find my shipmates and walk in foreign sands." This old man was graceful with silver in his smile He smoked a briar pipe and h...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Rain on The Lords Day is very appropriate as it tends to push people inside and encourages rest. As hard as I word I need no prompting and I plan on lazing the entire day away with reading, writing, and more sleep. Two new spots started dripping during the night so the roof project needs just a litt...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

I apologize for not posting last eve as I have been pushing the limit of my endurance lately and upon return in the afternoon I laid down for a nap and slept through dinner. Arising at 3 a.m. gives me valuable time by myself to ruminate on the affairs of the day and do research. And post here :geek:...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona
Replies: 30
Views: 11859

Re: Daily Post from The Port Of New Barcelona

Hustle and bustle everywhere this morning as we prepare to recon our upcoming engagement. Solid maps and early communications give much hope for success. I'll try and make an evening post if we return early enough. The sky is clear but we may be sailing into approaching storms. We are looking to fil...