Saturday, October 23, 2010

Semper Paratus for change

We were so close, yet so far when it came to our potential port call in Providenya, Russia. The SHERMAN departed the fishing fleet to make our way across the Bering Sea, cross the International Date Line, and set foot onto Russian territory on the 25th of October. Unfortunately, Russia denied our clearance and we don’t have any rubles (the currency of Russia) onboard to pay for our stop. Luckily, we will still cross the International Date Line, giving the crewmembers who haven’t partaken in the line crossing ceremony a special opportunity! More to come with the line crossing ceremony in upcoming blogs!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that you werent able to have a port call in Russia. I guess without ant currency you werent much of a benefit to their local community or government. Dont they have a currency exchange? LOL. Thanks for sharing your stories & hope to hear the latest stories from the high seas.