Originally posted by penny3333:
Great looking bird, Svein. I didn't know you had posted a picture until I read your other post. Glad to hear the christening went well. I'm sure it would be torture to leave your son, but I don't know that I could have given up the sea. Guess it's a good thing I don't have to make that choice.
Well, the maritime industry in Norway is booming at the time, so there are a lot of interesting jobs ashore for deck officers.
I'll never regret my time at sea, but for me it was time to move on after some 10 years.
I really loved my job on the NCL ships but since we got paid in USD and the exchange rate dropped more than 30 % in one year I could not go on.
After I left NCL until I stopped sailing I was on a shuttle tanker in the North Sea, and that life, especially at winter time, is far from glamourous