Saturday, March 14, 2009

Foggy and Soggy



Wow what an adventure!No I'm so full of it.The trip down from Philadelphia to Jacksonville went about as easy as it could have.We have a new greenhorn on board,he annoys me with all the questions.All though I would rather him ask questions now than later.The weather on the trip down cooperated for the most part,until we got off of the St.Johns River jetty's.Upon our arrival we had some major fog issues.As I type this we are still having major fog issues.We are simply circling a few miles off the beach waiting for the fog to lift so we can proceed in to our dock.Unfortunately there won't be any time to go into town as we are already behind schedule.The next stop on this hitch will be Savannah Georgia.Unfortunately it won't take a nice four days to get there,more likely less than one.There is absolutely no telling where we will head after that,possibly Wilmington N.C would be my guess.I'm a little tense this hitch as I am waiting for word from my mail collector,my neighbor,on some important Coast Guard Documents.I unfortunately have climbed as high as I can on this employers ladder and it is time for the dude to move on.I may return to my company later in my career as I do enjoy the majority of the people that I work with.So as I go through what will hopefully be my last few months with this employer I will try and keep it together and not freak out in any such way.

4 comments:

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

From the point I launch my boat in late June to about mid-August, I can guarantee one thing. Thick fog and plenty of it, so I'd have to say I'm sorry. Seems like I'm running radar, chart plotter, sonar, compass, and everything else all at once. Plus I need to always be looking for the next trap buoy and all other boats.

I suppose we all have crappy days, weeks, months, and years... I would have traded last year of teaching for shoveling coal into a blast furnace, but I made it...

On any account, keep your chin up

tugboatdude said...

I hear that!I don't much mind the fog,it's the storms that almost always follow it.I don't think I have ever been in a thick fog without it being followed by a nice front with storms.

Swamp Thing said...

I remember when I got the equivalent of my professional license, at my last job. I was so happy just to have it. And 4 months later, I moved on to where I've been for 3 years.

Who knows when the next move will be for you or I or the Nutty One, but at this stage in our careers, the moves are actually exciting, so I'm not scared of it at all!

tugboatdude said...

That's very true Swamp.I guess it's a good position to be in to actually be needed in the work place.I'm so used to having to fight for a crappy position,it feels good to have a few options.