It has got really cold here. I have had a bug. This walk would be a lot more interesting at night time and that shall be the next one.
Having infamously divorced myself from Social media and other more physical annoyances. I do want to use this place a bit differently. I did take a few photos yesterday after I made it through the tunnel. Hamburg reminds me of Berlin. I shall be posting more photos and things as I see fit.
So I am safely over jetlag and very busy at my new job. Something nice about this position is that we get one day off a week. Yesterday I went for a walk into the city and this involved finding a tunnel under the river. I managed to completely miss the tunnel entrance and get a bit lost but that is all part of being somewhere you have never been.
Land is not what I remember. I quickly surmised that years of working on the sea has tarred me with a salty coating, not easily shaken. “A Pirate in a sea of Cowboys” was a phrase I coined. I quit my job back in August and then entered a deeply contemplative state with bouts of festering. This was assisted by a Buddhist philosophy course. Attachment is the source of suffering, and I am still attached to the sea and travel it appears. My path back to my previous career was chosen carefully. I consulted other marine denizens and people I love on strategies for managing such a caper. After months of applying for interesting jobs on land, it was satisfying to get positive feedback on my CV and I have accepted an interesting project.
The vessel is shrouded in secrecy, but I am happy to be returning to Europe and the City I shall be based in has a rich history that will be fun to write about. I am a little unhappy to be lurching into my Fourth Winter in a row but I will not miss the traffic or the festering.
All will be revealed.
I was lucky enough to attend a few musical performances at the Teatro Sociale di Camogli. An impressive building the like of which we have very few of here. I got to see a funk/jazz/rock three-piece. A Beatles reimagining but it was this solitary chap who I found the most impressive. The Piano Accordion is a very unique instrument blending Engineering and an artform. Enjoy.
I am missing Italy. Reverse culture shock is doubly cruel with jetlag but it is good to be home.
Just a quick clip of some motorcycling I did with my friend Luca. Filming from the passenger seat was challenging but this little section is the most viewable.