So for the last 48 days I have been engaged in a long waltz of sorts. This dance has been a recruitment jig of epic proportions. The latest step sees me flying for London tonight to meet an owners representative. If this goes well I should be in Holland at the end of the week on a new boat. Given the length of time, extreme vetting and levels of secrecy that is about all I can say about that.

But let us talk about Holland or the Netherlands. I have never been. My level of knowledge is about the same as what I knew about Sweden before I started working with Swedes all those years ago. Let me list the things I know

  • Windmills
  • Bicycles
  • Tulips
  • Good shipbuilders
  • Funny shoes
And that is about it. Given that I will be in Holland for good amount of time I think I should be able to impart more than a few kernels of wisdom.
It will be nice to be back in Europe again. My life will be turned upside down by the inverse time zone change but I shall be flying there in a direct straight line. Look at the route I had to take in November to get to the Caribbean.

The red line is the route I took. Auckland>Hong Kong>Vancouver>New York>Saint Martin
As an added bonus I got to stop in Manilla as a passenger had a medical problem. 
This didn’t feel terribly right. If things don’t feel right, chances are they probably are not.
See you on the other side.
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