Not much sleep as people talked outside our port all night long as they came aboard at all hours of the night.
At 6:00 a.m. we sailed for Shanghai China –I was too sleep to get up but could hear the band playing as we moved away from the dock. The were playing “We won’t go back to Subic any more” I heard it for so long I got up and looked out of the port and there was the band in a large tug, all in white uniforms, and an officer out aft just waving to someone a fond good-bye. The band followed us for an hour, finally ending up with “Home Sweet Home”. The tears came to my eyes as it must have done to many others.
Dec 20th temp. Max 85 min 76