THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS FROM AN AMERICAN Merchant Mariner
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
It isn't that my job is boring, or that it's repetitive. It can be those things.
It isn't the salary, or the stability, either.
Despite my near-constant worry that somewhere, elsewhere, there is cool stuff going on and I'm missing it, every here and there I get a 10-second burst of "This is why I'm here," and it carries me through the doldrums.
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.