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Old 25th February 2020, 22:05
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Regarding the voyages I think it must have been two as it spanned 2 months, the order of ports was Greenock-NY-Baltimore-Charlston-Wilmington-maybe continent then Soton or other way round. It would have been more likely two than one as previously with Dart Line Containers had done 2 trips on and one off each voyage of 3 weeks Soton-Halifax-NY-Norfolk-Antwerp-Soton and had done 14 of those. The Euroliner was faster but more ports so I guess 2 round voyages.

Thanks. In my 'logbook' I put down dates for joining and leaving then the list of ports. Wish I had kept a better record!

At Hamburg I was ashore with Mike Pride and the R/O (mentioned above). Went to some sleazy pub drinking (as always) and with three German birds. They were drinking the whisky & Fanta. The bill came we got a bit of a shock and not enough to pay it! Had a conference in the loo and decided to make a runner. Came out of the loo, slammed the DM's on the table ( paid our share and some of the birds) and than ran as fast as could. Had the Police had looked for us it would have spotted immediately... three of running like mad and wearing Alpine hats with foot long feathers sticking out. Jolly Jack Ashore!
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Totally out of character M'lud.
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Totally out of character M'lud.

The defendant is still know to local police!
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Somehow those policemen do not look young despite the short trousers.
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Somehow those policemen do not look young despite the short trousers.


These were the Police Band.... Hamburg style!

No one here admit to going to Zillertahl? Litres of froth with schnapps.

This photo was not taken on my Euroliner days... this was taken five years later when as an aging 2nd Mate. The 'growth' didn't last.
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Didn`t the waitresses have to carry 4? in each hand or some such quantity. Not sure if it`s still there. Happy times in Hamburg, with the Star Club over the road somewhere, & of course `Penny Farthing Alley`, good old days.

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Didn`t the waitresses have to carry 4? in each hand or some such quantity. Not sure if it`s still there. Happy times in Hamburg, with the Star Club over the road somewhere, & of course `Penny Farthing Alley`, good old days.

Four steins in one hand and a brace of sailors in the other!

No doubt, Hamburg and Rotterdam were great runs ashore.
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The Zillertahl, didn't you have to buy the band a round when a particular tune started and the hat was carried through the beer hall and if it ended up on your head, you were then elected to conduct the band.

Another memory of Hamburg was in the early 60's three of us had gone ashore from the Wandby (one of Ropners) and were docked down the river. The best way to the 'action' was by river ferry, the ferry would zigzag along the landing stages each side of the river, we were heading for St Pauli or similar. By mistake we got off too early and on the wrong side, a fairly run down area, anyway there was a bar so we went in ordered up beer and paid there and then, on leaving to catch the available ferry for up town there was great commotion pushing back of chairs and shouting for us to pay, the barman must have known we had earlier but remained silent. The best course of action was to pay again which we did however that wasn't good enough and we were bodily picked up and thrown out on to the cobbles.

Apart from that I've always found the Germans similar to us and got on well. Maybe it was memories of Der Krieg.

The Zillertahl was great entertainment and singing didn't they link arms and stand on those long tables with a stein and then stand on the upturned steins.
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The Zillertahl, didn't you have to buy the band a round when a particular tune started and the hat was carried through the beer hall and if it ended up on your head, you were then elected to conduct the band.

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Exactly... almost. The bandmeister came to me and handed the stick. The music started and I went with it. I knew the tune. Almost. :-) AFTER the music he asked for a round of beer for the band. Ah, it was all in good fun. Didn't have to carry thSchnapps. Seemed potent stuff back then. Last time I tasted it a but 'weak'. Anyhow, Italy is a better spot. Puccini works better with Grappa!
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Alas. Even taken to Verdi Grappa now wakes me with a thumping heart in the middle of the night (as does Calvados). The maestros must sink or swim on their own account.
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After conducting them for a couple of minutes I had to buy a round for "The Orcest" and they were big Herren. Lessen learned. Well not really, once a gobshite...…..
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