A Boring & Tedious Posting

A month after the original date estimate for loading Jupiter, we continue to wait in Fort Lauderdale.  The adventure continues, but not yet at sea!  Crew has decamped to a nearby hotel as most onboard systems are shut-down, and the entire vessel is taped up like a mariner’s mummy.  Our freighter, Star Lofoten, finally arrived yesterday at first light, and commenced loading.  However, during the afternoon tornadoes tore through the city and port, then drifted offshore to become water-spouts at sea.  This completely halted loading until this morning, leaving us with a newly-scheduled estimate of 6:30pm this evening.  Maybe…

  • 13 – Number of loading delays to date.
  • 9 – Number of nights waiting in Fort Lauderdale.
  • 6 – Number of airline reservations made and cancelled.
  • 5 – Number of rolls of Sealing Tape utilized onboard.
  • 2 – Number of tornadoes affecting loading.


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