THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I made it home from Brazil after a long 30-hour voyage of some 7,800 miles. After throwing myself into a rather empty bed in a disturbingly empty house, I woke up today to load up on groceries and change out my suitcase for a seabag. With a 24 hour layover in Massachusetts, I head out again for another sea voyage, starting with the punishing promise of a drive to New York in a little less than 2 hours from now.
ANyhow, what with all the things to do, I'll post more pix later. Here's a few, anyhow.
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.