Last week when I transited KVK on Peking, I noticed that crew on other ships take notice when something unusual passes, like a century-old barque. This crewman on Eagle Boston grabbed his camera, and

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so did these guys on Kristin Poling.

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Crewman aboard New Delhi Express took fotos and waved.

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On the other hand, some work needs to get done in port like . . .

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these three guys touching up paint on the QV anchor and waterline or

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washing the glass around the sky promenade below horns that could swallow this poor guy.  Suppose these same guys put on tuxes later and serve drinks?

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“So what’d did you do while in the port of New York, pa?” asks young Hassan or Sammy.

Note: Keep up with the QV through the bridgecam, but don’t expect to see any crew doing touchup paint.

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