THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Thursday, June 9, 2011
fry an egg, or a knee.
Well, even though today's a down day aboard, we called it quits early. We took care of the needle gunning (and buffing out the scars in the steel made by the needle gun) before breakfast to avoid the heat of the day. From there, it was a matter of priming and painting until the heat made us miserable. When I took a knee on the deck and blistered up my kneecap after 2-seconds' exposure, I called it a day.
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.