Tuesday 18 April 2023

Vale Mark "Harry" Christensen

#expeditioncruising .

Members of the Expedition Cruising community will be saddened to learn of the passing of Mark "Harry" Christensen. His closest colleagues including Mick Fogg and Justin Friend have made heartfelt eulogies to their much-loved friend. 

"To my friends and colleagues, it is with a very heavy heart that I let you know the world is a much duller place today," writes Mick, "Over the weekend we lost one of the most remarkable human beings. A man who touched the lives of so many people. So genuine, so knowledgeable, so likeable, so kind, funny, quirky, so uniquely 'Harry.' "

Anyone who travelled with Harry aboard Coral Expeditions, Orion or Ponant, will never forget him for his wit, enthusiasm and knowledge. He was definitely one of a kind. 

EDIT: To all Harry's friends and colleagues. his brother Mark Watson and Justin Friend have set up a GOFUNDME page to assist Harry's beautiful wife Helen through this difficult time. Harry gave so much to all of us, it's now our turn to give. https://gofund.me/f359a636

Travel editor and journalist, Stephen Scourfield wrote this lovely piece ten years ago after sailing with Harry. We'll leave this here as our fitting tribute.


1 comment:

  1. An extraordinary man and friend, rip Spanner (Mark), you will be sadly missed, Lyn and Ron­čśó