Another Bloggin’ Adventure – Life at Sea

What is it about life at sea that is so appealing?

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Well there are days that I ask that question. There are days when the ship is shaken like a James Bond martini and passenger projectile vomit adorns the walls. Other days there are pristine expanses of sea with dolphins playing off the bow of the ship.

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There are sights and phenomena that you just would not experience anywhere else. This cruise I had to ask a lady to ‘put her nipped away for health and safety reasons.’ I then pointed out areas where she could catch and injure her nipped on the inside of a tender… Random? Erm yes… This is the thing with working on a cruise ship. You work blooming hard and every night when you go to sleep you realise you will wake up in a different port.

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Since I am on a ship to work, I can’t swan off in every port; however, the ports I do get to visit are usually pretty blooming good.

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What I love about ships is the comradery,  no cooking, cleaning or washing up. I love being able to eat food already made for me while I concentrate on work.

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No when I talk about work, well we really work. Ten hours per day seven days a week for months on end. I usually do 4-5 months at a time whereas I know people who do nine and ten months at a time. By the time they leave they are gray. The thing is they return. Why? Ship life is addictive. It is full of adventure, friends and exotic places. Life is never dull.

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There are places in this world I would never have been able to visit without working on a ship. There are so many experiences and stories that I can bring to my writing.

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So now I have balanced my life and work 4 months on a cruise ship and then spend two months writing a book. That way there is no room for boredom because there is always another adventure waiting….Travel

There is always something random to write about and a story to tell.

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Michelle Dry is on Amazon and Audible.

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