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Some busy "Sea Days" ahead

32.09634 N / 133.84064 E en route to Nha Trang, Vietnam

As you can see from the map below, we've traveled the length of Japan and are now headed South. It will take us four days to reach our next port which is Nha Trang, Vietnam.
I just finished reading the book, "The Women" by Kristen Hannah. It's a historical fiction that delves into the story of Frances "Frankie" McGrath, an Army nurse who serves in Vietnam. The narrative follows Frankie's journey from her decision to enlist to her experiences in Vietnam, where she faces the harsh realities of war, including mass casualties and the challenges of being a female nurse in a war zone. The novel portrays Frankie's struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and addiction upon returning home to a society that is unforgiving towards Vietnam veterans, especially women. "The Women" is a meticulously researched and well written novel that captivates the reader with its exploration of the sacrifices and dedication of women who risked their lives in war zones. It provides a poignant and immersive exploration of a turbulent era in our history, which I personally experienced as a college student during the war. The book underscores the heroism of women in challenging circumstances, making it a powerful and memorable read.

I've moved on to my next read, "Horse" by Geraldine Brooks, looking forward to immersing myself in it during the upcoming sea days. However, today I'll be occupied with planning our excursions for the African leg of our journey which are being released this afternoon. Alongside that, I'm committed to continuing the "walk a mile" program, having already covered 123,726 steps or 52.72 miles in April. And, of course, I'm diligently pursuing my studies to become an accredited genealogist. Each day at sea is filled with diverse activities, ensuring there's never a dull moment for me. As for Jeff, who knows ? - but I have confidence he'll find some way to amuse himself :)

Posted by Where2FromHere 23:14

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