Sunday, 19 August 2012 Dong Hae, South Korea to Vladivostok, Russia (0 miles) Total Trip Miles – 4723. 0 hours riding
Weather Temperature in the low 90’s and hot & humid with partly cloudy skies
Boarded the DBS Ferry, Eastern Dream bound for Vladivostok, Russia departing Dong Hae at 2 pm local time. The boarding process went very well and even had a crew member help carry my gear to my room. The room is a small two-bed cabin that I will be sharing with a Russian although I haven’t met him as of yet – just saw his name on his boarding pass left in the room.
The ferry has all the amenities including a restaurant, bar & night club…just a miniature version of the larger cruise ships most of us are accustomed to.
Was sitting at the bar having Jack Daniels on the Rocks with a tear in my eye to remind me of what it would be like to be home…starting to miss it quite a bit frankly, when a crew member came up to me saying I was needed down on the dock. Guess I was confused by Louis Kang’s instructions to meet him prior to boarding.
Anyhow, I’m not too difficult to spot with gray hair and a go-tee in this part of the world and when I got down on the dock, Louis was there to greet me – he needed me to ride the bike onboard and leave the key. At least now, I am absolutely sure it made it onboard.
Will most likely be out of picket for the 24 hours or so while at sea…I’m outta here!
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