Well I am here at Oakland. We finally left LA and sailed the next day to here. I was hoping to get good photos of both places but unfortunately because of where the ships is berthed I wasn't able to. We came into San Fransici bay passing under the Golden Gate bridge at 5 in the morning when I was in bed and wouldn't have seen it anyway. Then when we moored up myself and the other 5 cadets who joined ship with me found out we couldn't go ashore as we didn't have any shore passes that were given in LA just before we boarded so we were stuck on the ship for the entire stay here so that sucks. Maybe next time... if there is a next time because after we get to Shanghai we have no more orders to go anywhere so we don't where we are going after that. Maybe back to the US or somewhere else all together. So we are about to leave Oakland at 3 in the morning and in about 10 days we should be at Busan, S.Korea if a nuclear war hasn't kicked off that is. So what about the ship and crew? Well everything is alright the cew as a whole are nice, no one being a problem so far. Captain is a someone who wants to be helpful and the officers are friendly. The food has been ok, not amazing but not bad either. The other cadets are settling in well the other one with some experience is settled in like myself while the others are still getting use to being on ship. The youngest who is 17 is showing signs of homesickness but then again he lived at home when at college so this is his first time away from home so we are going to make sure he is in the right state of mind
Apart from all that not much really of much interest has happened. Oh actually I am starting to learn to speak Welsh through audio lessons on my laptop so soon I should be able to speak a little bit of Welsh here and there which will be great.
So ayway thats me for now and I'll give you and update when Hyundai Singapore reaches Busan, S.Korea. Bye for now.
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