“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea — cruising, it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.”
- Sterling Hayden, Wanderer
Via Nick Antosca @htmlgiant
My main priority is finding work that is not in a bush camp. Something happens to people when they go and live in tents, stinking like animals for five days at a time, and not talking to people in the outside world. Some people like it (what happens).
I fear going to a town and feeling like 'town is weird'. Walking all over town to do laundry, and even after you shower you still stink and feel greasy. I want a hotel room.
A solo room is preferrable.
Worried about getting on a really experienced crew and being very low in the heirarchy, and having to roomate with the least desirable person (roomate) on the crew.
Last year my roomate had a slow cooker and early in the season he put brussel sprouts in the slow cooker. Our room smelled like feet for a long time, but we had to explain to people that it was the brussel sprouts, not feet.
Matt Bock: "what the fuck do you put brussel sprouts in the slow cooker for"
Matt Bock, last year's foreman: "not sure I want to come back from Korea for a bull shit ass season" (paraphrased)