I try to post something new and original on a daily basis here at the American in North Korea blog, but my four month vacation is over and I will be intensely busy with my normal job until I get set into my new routine – working as a Chief Mate on an ocean going ship.
To celebrate getting back to work (it’s my birthday today too – 36 years if you must know) I have posted the above photo, a Korean peninsular map – with Pyongyang indicated by a star, that shows the various ocean species and fisheries found in the Korean region. I found this map in a small museum at the Wonsan Songdowon Children’s Camp – many more pics from there to come.
Is this really post 101?
At An American in North Korea I have tried to post something new and original on a daily basis. For the most part I have succeeded – but damn have I been busy lately! My ship is coming out of dry dock and I have been run ragged getting her cleaned up and ready for sea again.
Unfortunately I am also starting to run out of original material and photos to post. But don’t worry! I still have some ideas for when things quiet down and there is a Spring trip to the DPRK being planned!
Posting a picture of the North Korean maritime industry as a reminder that no matter how crazy and busy things get on my ship I always have something to be thankful for!
- North Korean River Traffic (americaninnorthkorea.com)
We made arrival in Durban, South Africa this morning after three weeks spent studying the Agulhas Current. I expect to be busy for the next few weeks as our ship goes to half crew and prepares for a shipyard and dry docking period, but I will continue to try to get at least something up daily – look for an original picture with a little commentary at a minimum.
In honor of our arrival from a three week voyage, I’m posting a selection of photos of the North Korean maritime industry on the Taedong River – all taken from out of my window at the Yanggakdo Hotel.
Boat and river dredge operations on the Taedong River, DPRK, North Korea.