I boarded the CMA CGM Bellini this afternoon at the port of Singapore. Its a good news/bad news story at the moment.
The good news- I made my ship, a milestone event. The bad news- we’re stuck in port till tomorrow afternoon- further delaying my arrival in Australia, and shortening the time I will have there. I may have to make adjustments when I get to Perth, we’ll see.
The good news: my cabin is very comfortable. The bad news: the air conditioning is broken on this ship, and it won’t be fixed until we arrive in Australia- as I disembark! So here I am sitting on the Equator, with 90+ degree temperatures and 100% humidity. I’ve got my portal open, but there’s no breeze. I’m sweating profusely as I write this.
The good news: I couldn’t be happier, y’all! I am once again reminded just how splended this adventure continues to be.
FYI- I’ve got limited technology right now- no wifi, only cellular, so I’ll probably upload text only and post pictures later. I’ve got some really good pics of the ship and the port works. (You can see a good photo of the Bellini in post # 38- “When My Ship Comes In”). This is an amazing vessel with interesting people and gigantic freight handling systems. The port works of Singapore are mind bogglingly huge and complex- the 2nd largest in Asia.
This is way better entertainment than Karaoke Night on the cruise ship.