Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yarrrrr!The Sea!



Oh my word people we have got beaten up beyond belief.It just won't stop.
We tried to outrun a low that was forming a few days ago,mistake number one.Then as the Low Pressure caught up to us and handed us our ass in a basket we tried to run inland away from it,mistake number two.The damn thing stalled out over Cape Hatteras.If you know anything about the East Coast then you understand that Cape Hatteras is never fun to get around so yeah we didn't make it and had to duck into Cape Lookout N.C. We are running a weather pattern currently,doing circles off the beach,just waiting for the Low to continue it's course North.On top of all that was going on before we came inland we the starboard engine busted a jumper line.Now this doesn't happen all the time but it does happen.Factor in ten foot seas and the fact that it had to be replaced immediately and the engineer,above,wasn't happy about me taking pictures instead of getting greasy like him.Well we are hopefully out of the woods weather wise now.The winds are switching and laying down so we should be able to continue Northward to Philadelphia late tonight.TEN FREAKING DAYS LEFT AND I GO HOME HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Jumper Line/Busted like a Hotdog with No Mustard!

3 comments:

Norseman said...

I'm glad I stumbled across your blog (by way of your comment on Th Maine Outdoorsman's blog). I grew up along the Upper Mississipi river in northeast Iowa and I always wanted to work on a tug. Alas I work as a natural resource manager (my other dream job as a kid) but I can live vicariously through your blog! No pressure...

tugboatdude said...

Hahaha thanks for stopping by.I to have checked out your blog and was very impressed.It's been a bit hectic but I do tend to post about twice a week.

{nUtTyPrOfFeSsOr} said...

So hectic that my shorts smell of frumunda chum. That guy's face sez it all though.