For the last year and a bit I have been typing up the journals I kept during my first two trips to sea while also sharing some of my seafaring journey on this blog. The people, the places, the learning, the good, the bad and the frustrating have been covered in brief, as I try to keep below 600 words per post. I am fortunate to have my journals to support my memories given that memories fade and sometimes get reimagined! There are some people I remember a lot about and some who I don’t recall at all. I still have crew lists from most of the ships I sailed on but some of the names are just names now, while others remain very much alive in my memory.