K I M
March 2, 1952: 14:00 passed Ras Alula
16:00 Cape Guardafui -this is near the Horn of Africa,
near Socotra Island and Djibouti;
to our surprise, it got pretty cold around midnight on watch;
we missed our gloves which had been crated with winter clothing
of all 42 of us to be shipped back to Holland.
March 4, 1952: My first sight of flying fish in schools
also surprising rainbows in the spray of our bow-wave.
Bosun H. Verblauw asked me to paint his
name on his bosun's chest
(no pun, in Dutch Navy lingo that's the ocean) .
Had a terrible watch in the hot engine-room, the more so since I suffered from sunburn.
But the ocean is beautiful, smooth as a mirror!
|BLO fecit 22 X 1998|
1952 Training Cruise on the "van Kinsbergen"
to New Guinea, part 6: Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka to Singapore