Wednesday, 30 March 2011

No cows for me

I ditched the South Korea idea. The boat from NZ was going to be astonishingly expensive. And I got this message from the cattle boat people:

"Hi Celia, unlikely we would have a berth available on any of our vessels in the forseeable future, as we are running at maximum crew. Will keep your details on the off chance."

I looked at yachts, but I am reluctant. I don't have faith that I will get to Thailand on time.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Give my Regards to Kim Jong Il

So, I've got a place on a boat, the Hanjin Sn Diego, from Sydney - 9th April to Busan - 25th April.

There are plenty of ferries from Busan into China, thus avoiding North Korea, but then I'll have to go down to Thailand to meet the tour and then come back into China - double entry visas are a bit of a pain.

There is a chance I can get a boat, the Tasman Challenger, from Auckland to Thailand.

Still looking into the cattle boat from Darwin through Indonesia option - I really would be following in the footsteps of Jack and Jon Faine.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Overnight news from Germany

The German company that operates the Palermo got in touch overnight to say that the ship was being decommissioned and I no longer have a berth from Brisbane to Singapore. There is another possibility (if it is not full yet) that will get me from Sydney to South Korea...

My brother was going to try and catch a cattle boat from Darwin to Indonesia - I might look into that.