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Landfall, Georgia, USA

By Kate “Bob” Addison

Land came into sight overnight, now it’s a beautiful morning as we make our approach to Savannah, Georgia. Surrounded by ships: the barkentine Dewaruci (the Indonesian Naval tall ship following us in), fishing boats and container ships. A bunch of Navy ships were firing at each other a couple nights ago, doing all sorts of crazy manouvers, but their mock-war seems to be over now and they’re all quiet. Chief Mate Michael Moreland on the bridge guides us in. AB Allison is at the helm steering by the buoys. Crew are pretty excited about Tall Ships and visiting Savannah. I like that my first real visit to the USA is arriving by ship. 22 miles up this river we go.

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