Originally Posted by trotterdotpom
It's an interesting book and I was surprised to see that some things hadn't changed that much over the decades to th '70s, especially in Indonesia, although all different now, I think.
That was exactly my thought. My first ship was a true Blue. Maybe that set up the atmosphere. Later ships were Barber Blue Sea although we did the BF ports, however always going east. Then again, maybe I'm just an old romantic and too focused through through my rose tinted glasses! No, really I do believe that there was still a veneer some 70 years later of old times.