Armchair travel: Riding the rivers of Europe.

Last week, readers of The Freewheeling Freelancer (including many of  you) wrapped up a ride along the Camino de Santiago and around Portugal and Spain. Right now, I am planning to revisit a six-month ride along the great rivers of Europe three years ago. This is also a good point to ask you what you would like to read next on that blog.

Meanwhile, this blog continues to carry sea stories (nonfiction) and short stories (fiction). Please use the comments section below or the contact form to let me know if you would like to read something different.

As usual, the articles there will alternate with the stories here, so you can travel with me across time and space each week.

Next week, a sea story here about Valencia and oranges. .

Thanks,

JT.

Sea story: Riding the French Riviera (1975)

One of our first ports-of-call in the spring of 1975 was Toulon on the French Riviera between Marseilles and Cannes. USS William H. Standley (CG-32), a guided missile cruiser homeported in Charleston SC, was on deployment to the US Sixth Fleet (“Med Cruise”) with her new Assistant Operations Officer, Lieutenant. J.T. Hine. Toulon was the French Navy’s big base on the Mediterranean; the other was Brest, on the Atlantic. Continue reading