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ILikePortillos
09-26-2005, 09:54 PM
Man, I gotta say, it's a lonely life Captaining a IX-B. On my second patrol now to the same patrol grid (EK74) of Africa's west coast. Even with plenty of time compression, it seems like I've been on this patrol for ages!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. I actually like that the game gives you an appreciation for what it was like out there.

Well, I'd better get back to it. We left Lorient (pictured) on the 26th of May, 1941 and are now nearing the Canary Islands on our return voyage. It's the 7th of June and we still have about a week to go.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/ILikePortillos/Friedrich%20Weiss/AhhLorient4-5-1941.jpg

Africa is HUMUNGUS! You just keep sailing and sailing, look at your map. . .you've moved a couple inches.

Looking forward to docking back in Lorient.

Dominicrigg
09-27-2005, 02:13 AM
How many days has your patrol been?

My longest patrol so far was 20 days, though i have only been sent to patrols around Britain.

Doh i just noticed you wrote the dates lol

Well thats not very long!!

Its only going to be about 19 days, just a short trip! I thought you would have been gone a couple of months.

ILikePortillos
09-27-2005, 08:30 AM
No, not yet. I've just been used to sailing around Britain. I'm amazed at how you can sail for DAYS around the west coast of Africa and it looks like you've barely moved!

I've also been slowing down to 1/3 speed at night to conserve fuel. I'm not using milk cows, so I'm trying to make it last.

Kaleun1961
09-27-2005, 02:07 PM
Wishing you success on your patrol, Kaleun.

I've always wanted to ask, what is a portillo? I assume it is some kind of Tex-Mex food? I live in a part of Canada where the Hispanic community is virtually non-existent. We don't even have a Taco Bell nearby!

ILikePortillos
09-27-2005, 03:45 PM
Hello '61. Thank you for the well wishes good sir.

Actually, Portillos (http://www.portillos.com/) is a beef and hot dog joint here in the Chicagoland area. GOOD hot dogs with everything on them. Nice thick french fries.

And just in case you're wondering, no I'm not overweight. I'm actually a pretty skinny guy. I don't eat there very often, but if a new study revealed that hot dogs were good for you, I'd drop in quite a bit more.

As far as Hispanic cuisine is concerned, Chicago is GREAT, especially Mexican cuisine. Last I heard Chicago had the second largest hispanic population in the United States after Los Angeles.

Pretty proud of my city. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Kaleun1961
09-27-2005, 03:51 PM
Mmmm! Looks yummy! Sad to say I can't get that here.

WilhelmSchulz.-
09-27-2005, 10:31 PM
Farmingdale Long Island, Beaner town U.S.A