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leighton w wrote:
Wow Curtis what a story. They may have thought you were with the CIA.
Another story from Tripoli was much sweeter. As we approached the port after our meeting with the soldiers, we noticed sailors rushing to the railing and dropping fishing lines over the side. It turns out there are abundant small fish in the harbor and the sailors were looking for a treat. It happened that on this day, the second officer, whom we'd gotten to know quite well during the nine days we'd been traveling, was celebrating his saint's day and they were going to have a party to which we were invited. So that evening we drank retsina and ate grilled fish with a room filled with Greek sailors. All of the officers spoke English. We had a rollicking good time.
There were only five passengers. Two were Greek sailors returning home. There was also a lovely woman we'd met in Brooklyn before our departure whom we never saw again during the trip. We surmised she stayed in the captain's quarters... The freighter was quite small, 4200 tons, and very slow as well. It was more tedious than anything else. Fortunately we came prepared with a great many books to read.
It was quite an introduction to my life of travels.