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Owning Nothing; Nowhere To Spend Money

In 1990, I was the navigator of FS COLBERT (C611) as the US Navy officer on exchange with the French Navy (one of two of us, actually, and my buddy Vince got the gig as an instructor at the Naval Academy in Brest).

One day we got the call.

  1. The Trip (Toulon, France to Sevastopol via Bonifacio, Messina, Aegean, Dardanelles, Istanbul, Bosphorus, and Black Sea)
  2. Sevastopol, USSR, 1990
  3. Why We Love To Spend Money
  4. The Inspiration

The Trip

We're going to do an historic visit to the port of Sevastopol in the then, still, Soviet Union, in the Black Sea.

As navigator of COLBERT, this was the fun. Toulon to Sevastopol.

Get out the charts and start drawing tracks and calculating various transit times. Open ocean is easy and standard, usually 12-15 knots (13-17 MPH). But...

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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