26 September – 11 October 1996
On October 11th, Markus and Christof went with me to the airport Kai Tak. That time we knew already that this airport will be closed in a few years, what happened in 1998. I was at the airport a few days before to accompany Christof´s friends.
David and Esther came to visit Christof and invited me too for Häagen Dazs icecream and a snack at Planet Hollywood.
When Doulos arrived in Hong Kong on September 26th, I was able to explore the MTR (metro) immediatly. On a day off, I went with Rolf to Hong Kong Island. There was a cable car up to Victoria Peak (552). From there we had a great view on Hong Kong, had some icecrem again and could see the ship in further distance.
The way down we walked through Parks and Forests. On Doulos I remember serving a day for a business people meeting. In the firestation I did some cleaning and concluding work to hand over my workplace to Rolf.
I finished the maintance-book and the firefightingplans. My two years´ service on the MV Doulos with “Gute Bücher für Alle” came to a close. I am no longer a fireman, but good books are with me ever since 🙂