I love this, great, just great.
I used to work on ships for five weeks at a time, and seeing the helicopter come for crew change was the greatest, can't imagine what it's like for you getting space to move again. At least I could play hockey and run laps on the helideck.
I also, actually, miss working on the same ships, and again, those feelings have to be magnified. Bittersweet I'm sure, but amazing, and great posts all along. This was my favorite.