I saw this vessel tonight as I drove home from work, drove exuberantly into spring break 2012.  I’m through with cubicles and classrooms for a while.  But seeing the “boxaceous” stern of Grande Morocco from the Goethals Bridge gives one pause.  Said stern is supremely boxy, quite different from the bow, here

bathed in first morning light.

These fotos were taken before seven a.m. Thursday.  Click here for a partial cutaway of that stern.  As of Friday morning, fleetmates of this class Grande Gabon has recently left Ghana, and Grande Guinea (good view of the stern here)  has passed Cape Verde on its way to Senegal.

From here, she goes to the Gambia, Senegal, Cote d”Ivoire, Guinea . . . oh! I’d love to travel along, even if it goes nowhere near Morocco.   Surely, there’s some role I could play.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Do I sound like a victim of wanderlust?

Unrelated . . . or maybe not: Warren Zevon’s  Roland the headless gunner.

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