THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
There was no avoiding the unpleasant drive from Boston to New York last night, so I ducked out with evening traffic, following the herd through the ice and snow at a rockin' 15mph through Massachusetts and RI- I broke out of the first weather system just as the roads cleared up and managed to get my ass to NY in one piece before the next weather system closed in- A quick nap and here I am at 5am, throwing salt on deck to mitigate the effects of the freezing rain. Hopefully this isn't setting the tone for the next 4 weeks, but regardless, after the 6 hour white-knuckle marathon last night, I'm just happy to be here.
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.