As of last Friday, March 19th, "Shore Phase 1" is officially over and I am getting ready to crew up tomorrow at 0800. I am told that I will be doing the same run as before, back and forth between Seattle and Alaska, for about 60 days. When I got that phone call, I was … Continue reading On the way out to "Sea Phase 1"
Tuesday, February 2, 2010An interesting morning – I got reprimanded for eating breakfast during my watch as opposed to before my watch started. I am going to have to learn not to take criticism personally when I’m on the job. I’m not as tough as I’d like to be sometimes, and I *hate* getting yelled … Continue reading Working cargo
Monday, February 1, 2010This morning I cleaned the winch beds. I have been told that that is the filthiest and the least desirable job in the tugboat world. I have to be honest – I had a lot of fun. It was strangely satisfying to get extremely dirty, and in the end have the result … Continue reading A dirty job
Saturday, January 30, 2010This is the first day of our second trip to AK. Yesterday we arrived Elliott Bay around 0800 and dropped off our barge at the West Seattle Buoy, then headed over to Pier 90 to change crew members and pick up provisions and supplies. After that we went to the fuel dock … Continue reading First day, second trip
Saturday, January 23, 2010We are now homeward bound. We left Cordova on Thursday night at 2030 and headed for Seward. I had an entertaining time in Cordova – the mate and I took the Port of Cordova company truck (an old beater) into town looking for the grocery store. We circled Cordova twice before we … Continue reading Heading back