The sunrise on Thursday morning October 27th was really pretty.
It’s the first sunrise I’ve seen in a while- as Diann and I generally have slept past sunrise here on our Gemini sailing catamaran.
The owner of the tour boat, I provide captaining services for, took a week’s vacation and left me with the joy of running it. What a busy time that was!
I did find time to visit the Farmer’s Market last Saturday, between tours.
Blogging was out of the question. Being Captain, and manager for a week, my responsibilities included: catching all incoming calls; scheduling; calling tentative passengers to coordinate with other passengers so as to have the needed minimum number of passengers; wiping the seats; topping off the gas tank; conducting the tour; driving to a gasoline station for more fuel carried in 5 gallon containers; and securing the vessel after a sunset cruise.
Who’d a thought driving a boat would be so tiring?
The days were indeed enjoyable though.
The tour boat’s owner is back, and so my pace has slowed a bit. Those who are working to add to their cruising kitty will find part time captain’s opportunities a valuable resource. Of course, you’ll have to committ, as Diann and I have, to “cruise in place” a few months while contracting services.
Over the next three evenings we’ll participate in the New Bern Ghost Walk. That should provide a bit of blog opportunities for sure.
The story / blog of Yacht A Fun, a Gemini catamaran sailboat, traveling the ICW and east coast with insights to the extended cruising life. YachtAFun week of contract captain’s work