Circumnavigatin’

Back in the 1500’s, it took Magellan 3 years to go around the world….it took me and my crew 11 days.  Pretty crazy when you stop and think about it.  I’ve never been on a trip that actually went the whole way around, so it feels pretty cool to check that box.  It was a lot of work, but we had a day off at 2 of the stops which provided some nice sightseeing.  The best part was getting a taste of the local food at each place.  The world just got a little smaller for me this April.

CALI

 

to……

 

JAPAN

bbq squid ...no batter necessary

bbq squid …no batter necessary

coffee in vending machines: sheer genius

coffee in vending machines: sheer genius

keepin' it green

keepin’ it green

 

SINGAPORE

 

checkin' out the Marina Gardens

checkin’ out the Marina Gardens

beers taste better on roofs

beers taste better on rooftops

 

The Merlion is half lion, half mermaid, and all business.

The Merlion is half lion, half mermaid, and all business.  So is Ben.

 

…oddly enough, Ben and I had a trip to Singapore back in ’06….

ain't a damn thing changed

ain’t a damn thing changed

stoked on crab

stoked on crab

 

scraping sky

scraping sky

Grouper. tank to plate in about 10 minutes.

Grouper. tank to plate in about 10 minutes.

Sri Lankan crab done Chili-style.  the best meal of the trip!

Sri Lankan crab done Chili-style. the best meal of the trip!…again

 

Here’s the work park of the trip…

draggin' these guys over the water

draggin’ these guys over the water

thirsty for gas

thirsty for gas

baby tanker down below

baby tanker down below

 

DIEGO GARCIA, BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory)

 

Big Sexy gettin' all tropical

Big Sexy gettin’ all tropical

where all your expensive coconut water comes from

where all your expensive coconut water comes from

southern hemisphere sunset

southern hemisphere sunset

just a bunch of dudes on a secluded beach watching the sunset

just a bunch of dudes on a secluded beach watching the sunset

a Phillipino breakfast dish called Topsilon; pork and garlic rice

a Phillipino breakfast dish called Topsilon; pork and garlic rice

 

SICILY

 

Mt Etna from my hotel window

Mt Etna from my hotel window

bruschetta...no big whoop

bruschetta…no big whoop

carb-loading to sit on my ass for the next 8 hour flight

carb-loading to sit on my ass for the next 8 hour flight

 

SPAIN

 

gorgeous countryside...reminded me of Cali

gorgeous countryside…reminded me of Cali

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

this guy wasn't really interested in selfies...

this guy wasn’t really interested in selfies…

...but he was interested in himself

…but he was interested in himself

Point Europa

Point Europa

Iberian ham

Iberian ham

 

PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

lobstah roll

lobstah roll

good old American IPA

good old American IPA

 

…aaaaand back to CALI

 

 

Trip Stats:

Crewmembers: 10

Days: 11

Flight hours: 60

Distance: 23,000+ miles

Calories: 50,000+

Workouts: 2

Lbs gained: who cares

 

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