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Archive for January 2010

A Life In The Day (55)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (55) PAST ADVENTURES and BOW WATCH ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. .sorry for being away so long folks, but I’m back now………………………………………………………………………………………………………. .Since it was Sunday and the crew had pretty much nothing to do until watch change, we all just sat around the mess hall, and Joel and I talked and the crew […]

A Life In The Day (54)

January 31, 2010

 Life in the Day (54)  CHICKEN of the SEA….BOW WATCHES It seemed that during the night, as Joel and I were driving the Porcelain Bus, Flying Fish had sailed onto the decks of the ship, driven by the storm. And the Chief Cook had gone on deck to gather as many as he could to […]

A Life In The Day (53)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (53) ———————– ACCEPTANCE — CHICKEN of THE SEA — AND THE MIND ON BOW WATCH ——————–   As we came back down to the Crews Mess, we could see that the crew had relaxed smiles on their faces. Apparently the Officer Steward had passed the word that we hadn’t ratted on […]

A Life In The Day (52)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (52) ——————–AND THE YAWNS CONTINUE——————– (and POSEIDON SERVES us REAL FOOD)   That night we did nothing more then curse the day our mothers gave birth to us! Joel was put in the top bunk, He was a bit shorter then I, so easier to lift. Bad mistake! We should […]

A Life In The Day (51)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (51) ————–TECHNICOLOR YAWNS—————–   The morning seemed to start with white caps, small swells and dark morning clouds on a 64 thousand ton freighter, little did we know what would come …up (?)….next? haha. We were both starved and headed to the crews galley, not knowing that we were invited to the […]

A Life In The Day (50)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day 50 (PART – 2 )     ————THE STEAMER————- (AND THE TECHNICOLOR YAWNS!)   ( or, how we rode the rails ON THE SEA to ENGLAND )  As We walked up the gang plank, Joel and I could see the Seamen leaning over the rail staring down at us coming […]

A Life In The Day (49)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (49) ————THE CUT THROATS——and THE STEAMER———–   For the whole time Joel and I were there, the Assayer kept telling us that to protect our claim, we should MAKE a claim! (I’m sure he thought that after the claim was made and the location known, We would become “worms food”, […]

A Life In The Day (48)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (48) GOLD ASSAYERS – CUT THROATS – A STEAMER TO ENGLAND ! We went to the south East of CASIMIRO, the whole time making sure that we didn’t say a word in any Catina or bar, or whore house, that we had a shitload of gold in our packs. We came […]

A Life In The Day (47)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (47) —————HEAD HUNTERS and PAPER—————- The first 2 days were about making sure that Joel and I didn’t contract “STAFF”,(what I had read about in school), being likely to happen in humid areas. I kept our wounds as clean as I could and changed our dressings as often as I […]

A Life In The Day (46)

January 31, 2010

A Life In The Day (46) ———————-The GOLD and The PIRANHAS——————- We came to the rivers edge and just looked into it. It seemed as if candy canes and sugar plum fairies were dancing around the bottom of the river bed, just waiting for us to come play with them. Neither of us noticed small […]