(More journal entries from my winter in Alaska) Saturday, November 12, 2011 We spent yesterday in Prince Rupert, Canada. I wasn’t awake when we arrived in the early morning, but they called me out at 0200 to help unlash. Then on my watch we offloaded the barge and by 6 I was too cold to … Continue reading Southeast Nights
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Last night the weather was crazy and it was very hard to sleep. When we're crossing the gulf I always wedge myself in between the wall and the bed by putting pillows or blankets under the outboard side of the mattress. I also use my headphones as earplugs because more than … Continue reading (Dreams at sea)
ummm so now I'm just looking around for the Santa Maria? A couple of random (beautiful) tall ships making a day of it in the South Bay.
This week I'm working in San Francisco Bay on a boat that moves mostly oil barges (though we just finished up an assist on a car ship in Richmond - there is some variety depending on which boats are available) and I have to say, working here doesn't feel like work, it just feels like … Continue reading South for the Winter
Monday, November 07, 2011 We made landfall at Cape Spencer this morning and now we’re in Chatham Strait. We had some excitement this evening – a log got sucked into the port wheel and forced us to shut down the engine. The noise it made was horrendous - it sounded like we were hitting the … Continue reading Waterlogged