THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Friday, March 27, 2009
a pirate looks at 40 (feet in the air, that is)
Self Portrait- me hanging from the forward mast on the barge, after changing out the light bulb for the anchor light at the top of the mast, some 40-odd feet in the air.
That crease between my eyes isn't getting any prettier. I walked into the backswing of someone winding up for a hockey slapshot when I was in high school. Oops.
Today is one of those days that sailors dread... something very important is happening at home, and I... am not at home. I have to sit on board and wait for a phone call to see how things turn out. Grrr...
I am Paul B, and I spend most of my life at sea. Ships, Science, the life of a mariner, biology and (mostly) true stories of life among the best and the worst people in the world, the United States Merchant Marines. You'll find it here, maybe. You'll definitely find rants, raves and discussion on life aboard a merchant ship. Come back and see the Brazilian girls, too, who show up fairly regularly.