I went to Bob's boat and helped him going up the mast. He had a lot of cans and
rice, pasta, etc. which I bought(/took off his hands) for a cheap price. It
contains all the things he believes(/thinks) isn't good for him.
23 February 2001
Yesterday when I was (sitting and) carving a wooden man it ended with me almost
cutting off my index finger. I used a special knife with replaceable knife
blades, the blade (suddenly, edit) popped out of the knife and got
stuck(/caught) in my bone. I wrapped up my finger and almost don't "dare"
unwrapping it again. I have got both needle and thread but no anaesthesia and
when it happened I was bleeding so much that I wasn't able to sew. And it hurt
like hell so all I felt like doing was wrapping it up. And I had to do that, I
was "running dry". And I couldn't stop the bleeding......
The Austrian Bruno and his wife, who is a nurse, insisted that she should come
over to change the bandage. And I was given a telling-off(/lecture). Now it's
too late to sew. I have to return again tomorrow morning to get it cleaned again
and change the bandage, which seems quite sensible(/reasonable) considering the
bother I'm still experiencing with my knees/legs, and then (there's) the
inflammation even though that is passing(/wearing) off.
24 February 2001
Today I sent(/mailed) the following letter to Mærsk;
Dear Mr. Mærsk
I'm sending you a copy of a magazine that was published in connection with the
20-year anniversary of the Free Zone here in Colon, Panama.
Here also you are nicely(/neatly, pretty well) represented.....
As a Danish single sailor (of the globe) aboard a small 22 ft. boat you feel
very small indeed, but also very proud when you meet Mærsk ships.
When having to pass through the canal all yachts have to have four men (beside
the one who's steering) to handle the lines inside the floodgates. Only a few
are that many (crew members, edit) so you help each other. I have been through
five times now and every time we have at least met one Mærsk ship. One time we
were lucky to see two Mærsk ships pass each other at Gatun Lake (in the middle
of the canal).
Today I was on board a boat along with Germans and Englishmen. And I had told
(them) about all these wonderful Danish ships (that all sailors know). And that
we would probably would meet(/see) one. And I had also told about many Mærsk
ships having their main administrative bases places where they're unable to
enter, for instance (the Danish island of,edit) Rømø....
And soon (enough) a Mærsk ship appeared in the horizon and we were all
anxious(/curious) to see its name and main (administrative) base. But ouch!
Suddenly I felt very small . English flag and LONDON...........
Ever since, I have been given a hard(/tough) time by the the damn Englishmen who
think that it was completely(/totally) amusing(/delightful).
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I understand that when running(/carrying on) a business you sometimes have to
distinguish between loyalty and business. But could there at least just be a
"Denmark" noted in brackets???
If it's(/would be) possible, I would like to receive some brochures, readily
with glossy(/richly coloured) pictures. I think that your blue coloured ships
are very dashing.
Since I'm on the move, I only have an email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
But my parents' address can willingly be used;
Anders Holden Jørgensen
6710 Esbjerg V
P.S.: If you should have a ship nearby that could "sponsor" a few outgoing sea
maps, I would gladly sail a detour.
P.P.S.: I have a friend who's sailing as officer - first(/chief) officer -
captain. If possible I would like to know what(/which) ship he's on and where. I
think it would be funny(/amusing) seeing him in(/on) open sea. His name is Frede
Maier, XXX, Esbjerg.
John Holden, Trojka Danmark of Esbjerg
Now I'm (just) curious to see if I ever hear from him.