Stanley, Hong Kong

hkmap-zoom1.gifWe left Victoria Harbour on the 6th of December.

We are now in Stanley Harbour, at the southern most tip of Hong Kong Island.

There will be a series of mini exhibitions on the island about the Swedish East India Company, with maps, paintings and artefacts from the original Gotheborg wreck.

Meanwhile, the crew spend time on maintenance. Plenty of that to do on a 18th century replica! It’s also an easy way for the trainee crews to learn the ropes.

I was introduced to climbing the rig today, up the main mast. All the way up with Watch Leader Hendrik and Po Huat, the other Singaporean in my watch. We climbed slowly and safely and my knees held out. Hendrik allowed us some leisurely time up there to enjoy the view (rest of the watch was working) and chat a bit.

He recounted a time he saw albatrosses out at sea, prompting me to tell him the story of the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by S. T. Coleridge. I still remember a little and cited a few poignant lines.

Storing mooring ropes now – the large ones that kept the ship tied to the dock. Swabbed decks earlier. I will have a good night’s sleep tonight.

We set sail again in 3 days, on 10 Dec.

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One Response to “Stanley, Hong Kong”

  1. Lekowala! Says:

    Alrightee matey…. happy birthday lah. I totally forgot. Are they feeding you well?

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