Supernumerary in the South Pacific – Heading Home 1

We left Papua New Guinea, and we turned left. We were heading home, from about as far away from home as it is possible to be. My first husband was an officer in the Merchant Navy, and I travelled with him – 4 trips in 3 years. We’d joined the ship in Hull, sailed across…

Supernumerary in the South Pacific – Fiji

On a bit of a lighter note than my last couple of posts… This is the third in what I’m grandly calling an occasional series, about my life as a wife in the Merchant Navy, with my first husband. It was all a long time ago – the early 80s. Long ago and far away….

A Supernumerary at Sea

A couple of posts ago (My Forever Home) I mentioned that I’d spent a bit of time living on a ship (four ships over a three year period, to be precise) – and I promised a post about it. Back in 1980 in Sheffield, I married my first husband. Sheffield is an unlikely place to…