Category Archives: Container

USS Nicholas Captures Pirates in Indian Ocean

And I say, “What the hootin-hey is going on in the Indian Ocean?!” The USS Nicholas is the same ship that visited Mauritius along with the HSV SWIFT in February.  I was fortunate enough to get to tour the HSV … Continue reading

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Towel Animals

When I’ve got a container full of everything I own slowing sailing around the horn of Africa (second time, yo, but now headed in the other direction this time) and I’m in the midst of trying to set up house in a new country, I keep … Continue reading

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My Gift of Slightly Used Band-Aids

A few years ago, if someone would have told me that I would someday be living and working in an island country that I had never heard of before actually moving there, I would have said, “uh-huh.  Sure I will.”  … Continue reading

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Magnitude 7.0

When a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world, it is cause for alarm, panic and shock.  But, I think when a natural disaster occurs on an island, the reaction time for shock starts before the alarm goes off. I keep … Continue reading

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Something salty this way comes

Shopping for groceries on this island is really an entertaining experience.  In Mauritius what you buy one week, may or may not be on the store shelves the next week.  It all depends on what ships make it past the pirates, … Continue reading

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