the cruising shutterbug


Ah, the long preparations for getting back to #work. 1️⃣ Still waiting for results of #medical. 2️⃣ Need refresher #training for Crowd Management which requires 1️⃣. 3️⃣ Renewing #passport and […]

Went for my full #medical today. I hope they declare me Fit to Work and Travel. 🤞 #health #fitness #work #travel #ships 🏃🤸 📷 💼 🛫 🛳️

I make it to #DFA in time before the Courtesy Lane cutoff. But they tell me I need an #OEC or some other proof of being an active #seafarer — […]


@gregowicz I would like to keep working/living on #ships. I’m not so picky with the position or title, though lately I’d been yearning for a more grownup #job than #photography […]

I just found a way to add posts to my personal website by simply sending an email — i.e. by using Postie on WordPress. Handy when on the go. 😃 […]

When in Hvar… Stay out of trouble. Save money. Be aware of the rules.


Ever heard of the #RedCross Lifeline Kit? It means having the Basics* needed to #survive in case you’re forced to suddenly #evacuate. #Working on #ships, it’s drilled into us #crew […]

@RaccoonWillie No rodents. No roaches. #Ships must be very clean. Yes, it can happen that #sea birds will hang around like vultures while we’re having our BBQ event out on […]

God grant me the #serenity To accept the things I cannot change Some #coffee to change the things I can And #cake to eat as I mull over what to […]


Once upon a time, in a world not surreal… Emirates to Google: Passenger 21H on this flight has just checked in online. Here is the QR code for her boarding […]

You know how there’s a fee for pretty much everything these days?  Well, I’m making a note here of what costs how much, and which is a better option for […]

Of Banks, Fees and Limits


Below is how The Cruising Shutterbug got around while roaming the globe… Shuttling between ports and continents by plane (duh) by sea (duh) Germany – Hamburg by taxi Hansa Taxi […]

Rides Around The World