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Best and worst run ashores


Lantern Swinger
Thought itd be interesting to see what the best and worst run ashores are.

My best run ashores are: 1. Gib
2. Crete

Worst 1. Naples
2. And every stop ive ever had in and around Russia
3. Egypt (Alexandria)
Best: Norway (Loads of blondes,Female type before anyone asks)
Worst Rio De Janerio cos we had to leave early because they shot one of our ships company.


Lantern Swinger
Lamri said:
Best : Fortaleza
Worse: ANY Italian run

Definitely right on both counts there

Fortaleza, Pirate club is reputedly the best Monday night in the world :lol: :lol: :lol:

Italy, sick to death of it after an Adriatic deployment, all bad and Trieste was the worst :evil:
Best: New Orleans, Christmas and New Year 1982
Worst: Ponta Delgado in the Azores, nowt there for Jack!

Best UK: Liverpool was always good and an FMG Mobile trip to Newcastle, my home town, was a laugh.
Worst UK: Swansea and Preston


Best Foreign: Singapore, expensive but what a place !
Worst Foreign: Aquaba, Jordan....... shithole !!

Best UK: Hull `01
Worst UK: Campbeltown
Best Foreign: Probably Malta but Gib was always good
Worst Foreign: Aden

Best UK: Hull or Dundee
Worst UK: Broadford


Best Foreign: Callao - the port of Lima - Peru
Worst Foreign: Chittagong - Bangladesh (Armed escort to and from the Shops!)

Best UK: Newcastle with taxi to Whitley Bay
Worst UK: Cambletown


Best Foreign - Valpariso (Hotel Lousiana)
Worst Foreign - Abidjan (Ivory Cost)

Best UK - Newcastle
Worst UK - Guzz


Best foreign - St Kitts + Nevis, Seychelles, Bermuda
Worst foreign - Bari, Brest, Kuwait
Best UK - Newcastle, Teeside, London, Dartmouth
Worst UK - none really, Campbeltown if pushed


Lantern Swinger
G'day all
Best run ashore, there were dozens of almost the best runs, but the best would have to be Kagoshima, in Japan, in 1960, lasted unoficially almost a month :lol: :lol:

Worst run ashore :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

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NO, I never ever had a bad run ashore, Sorry!!! ,if you have had a bad run ashore you can only blame yourself matelol.

pingbosun said:
NO, I never ever had a bad run ashore, Sorry!!! ,if you have had a bad run ashore you can only blame yourself matelol.


I know what you mean, but their are places where it is less easy. :(
I deliberately didn't include base ports in my post above but if I could go back and have a run ashore anywhere in the world, anytime, it would be Guz in the late '70s, early '80s.

Well before my time but would also like to have experienced Malta in the '50s and '60s.
Best: Gib, Waheymouth (portland), Anywhere WIGS (xmt ST Vincent), the States (but only for the Grippos and Dial-a-sailor), Reykjavik, anywhere not under pun!!

Worst: hard to think, but Italy was always hard work, they clearly don't appreciate Jack's special sense of humour/adventure..!
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