Thursday, August 7, 2008

Decisions, decisions....

Summertime.... and the livin' is easy....

Well, kinda. I am trying to figure out what to do! Should I go ahead and take my Capt. License course here in STT or wait it out and take it in the spring? Should I work on a megayacht for the winter or stay here in STT and work on a snorkel boat? Is there such a thing as too much sea time? I have been totaling up my sea time...

I have approximately 1030 days at sea. You only need 720 days to get your 100 Ton Masters. So basically the last 300 days I have spent on the water I was "slacking off". Hmm.

I talked to my good friend Johnny O of Southie, Boston yesterday. He has been working on the water forever, we used to work on the Liberty together in Key West. He gave me hell about not having my license yet. Here is a picture of Johnny O. He is my Hero.

This is on the tall ship Corwith Cramer I believe. Johnny has been working for SEA, the Sea Education Association for a long time, they run 2 tall ships out of Woods Hole MA. He teaches college students about sailing and probably a little more about drinking. I love it.

But he is right! I should have my license!!! At this point it's slow season and I can't afford to take the course right now so I may just have to wait till spring. I was planning on moving home to Texas in the spring anyway and there are Captain's schools there in Houston and in Corpus Christy so I can always do that when I get home!

1 comment:

  1. I think you should get it no matter what. I wish you would have opened your account there.... I'll try to get to the bank tomorrow. The first week back is always crazy, but next week will be even crazier, I have to conduct two trainings.