Thursday, July 8, 2010

Boston has been amazing!

Hi there!

Just a quick update...

I am working and living aboard the Liberty Clipper in Boston and it's been a great summer so far. We work constantly, lots of 12 hour days for the crew and only one day off a week. It's hot and dirty and a pretty thankless job.

I tore a ligament in my hip a couple of weeks ago so I have been sitting in the booth all day selling tickets instead of sailing which really really cramps my style. It's so hard talking to crazy tourists all day. They scream and get mad at you for the craziest things. Like "oh we are sold out on that trip would you like to go on a different one?" is met with a response of rambling and ranting you wouldn't believe. You would think I had just ruined their vacation.

Other than that I have family problems.

All this combined with the fact that I have met the most amazing guy ever really make for an interesting roller coaster of emotions in my brain.

I am thinking about quitting the tall ship world. I bought my study guide for my captains exam so I think I'm just gonna lay low for the rest of the season and get that test out of the way so I can move on to something different. I would like to drive smaller boats with no sails I think. I just need to make some money and this is clearly not the way to do it.

As for the rest of my plans, they are up in the air like always. My tentative plan is to sail south with the Clipper then maybe come back up this way for the winter. I know. That sounds crazy but I promise there is a reason.

Have a good day.