Yokosuka, Japan ..and the end of my WestPac ’04-’05

On 26 Feb 2005, we finally pulled into Yoko, a day that Romy and I had been counting down to since the first Guam stop.  We were here finally!  It was cold and snowy.  I had duty the first night in, but I found a way off the boat.  They were looking for volunteers to …

Mission #2 Hijinks

Some more dumb shit that we do out of sheer boredom underway: Romy snorts a concoction of garlic powder and crushed red peppers…it doesn’t bode well for him; Darko tried to hang by his feet from the Aft Escape Trunk handle, his foot slips off and he lands violently on his shoulder, he complains about …

Guam Trip #2 …and my 25th birthday

On December 28th we took off from Singapore after a relaxing stand-down to head back to Guam to get ready for our second mission.  In transit, we cleaned and ran drills, same old shit.  On New Years Eve, we held our crossing the line ceremony.  I just wasn’t all that into it.  It was a …

Taco meets Callysta – Guam, USA – November 2004

Later that night, or I should say early the next morning 21 Nov, the strip clubs were closing. They’re typically open until about 3 or 4 am, but then there’s this place that opens at like 4 am. I can’t remember the name of the place, but they serve drinks and pupu’s, bacon-wrapped shrimp and …