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Saga Pearl II blog - Captains' blogs

16th August, 2018

Last night we came into the remote and picturesque port of Scrabster, the most northerly port on mainland Britain. We are berthed on the breakwater with the Holburn Head Lighthouse a short distance ahead, thankfully now decommissioned as it would be rather bright at this range! As one of the bridge watch keepers I’ve spend 8 hours of today up on the bridge, 0000 to 0400 and 1200 to 1600, with stunning views of Pentland Firth and Orkneys beyond.

This is my first time to Scrabster, one of my main joys of working at sea is the varied itinerary, even with the 14 years I have been working at Saga I still get to come to new and different ports. When I first started my Cadetship on the Saga Rose, I used to mark my voyages on a cork board map in my parents’ house; I soon stopped this when I run out of pins!

After completing my 3 ½ year cadetship, I continued my career with Saga, and have sailed on the Saga Rose, Saga Ruby, Saga Sapphire and for the last couple of years I have been on here. My time with the Saga fleet has fulfilled my desire to travel the world and have been lucky enough to have been to every continent of the world, and I especially enjoyed my time in Australia and the Far East.

Adrian Whiting 2nd Officer

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