Welcome to an opportunity to crew on a sailing boat. A proposed situation of discovery and change to your present outlook on yourself and life itself. I am offering you adventure aboard my boat.
Why my boat? Well she has taught me many things and now I, as custodian am offering those teachings to others. Whilst offering the adventure of being crew on a sailing boat.
What can an inanimate object like a boat teach a human being you may ask. Firstly I would argue the word inanimate with you since my boat tells me of the changing conditions of both the sea and the wind and of changes in her physical self is that inanimate?
I have lived on boats for eleven years and yet Tropicbird has become the closest to me. We have shared many adventures. Perhaps; no definitely, because I have put so much of me into her. We have a symbiotic relationship, I need her as a home and a means to enable my wanderlust and she, being built of wood needs me a ‘yacht carpenter’ to tend to her physical needs. For three years I have nurtured her back to life from a stagnant nearly hopeless case. We have grown individually, separately and together.
Now it is your turn to experience the benefits of this environment.
When I was witness to my mother’s deterioration and finally death due to cancer over a period of three months, she prepared herself and she prepared me for our separate futures. Since I had cared and supported my family for many years and divorced for a couple of years she said. ‘’Now that you are on your own you must do something for yourself, what do you want to do?’
My answer was that I wanted to put my carpentry tools on a boat and travel, she said this is what I must do. The rest is history as they say.
Here is an opportunity for you to: DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF.
We are only on this planet for two things; to learn and to help each other. I am offering a somewhat unique venue for just that. My Tropicbird will accommodate your needs, she will provide a comfortable and safe bed for you to rest upon and a safe platform to gaze out at nature and into yourself, under the watchful eye of mother nature. Who incidentally will offer climatic changes to stimulate more thought and dictate the rhythm of your new environment.
ADDITION and other unnecessary conditions:
I have overcome addition to cigarettes and alcohol and I have just stopped drinking coffee. (My experiments with other substances have not led to continual use, fortunately.)
(I work on my Geminian traits such as being a perfectionist and recurring O.C.D.)
HELP YOURSELF IN A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT
IF you are willing to accept and acknowledge help from yourself then come onto my boat for a while and put it into practice, this is an environment like no other.
My job is the total responsibility for the safety and welfare of all persons onboard. I am also responsible for the welfare of my boat. I sail, navigate and maintain; safety first.
In charge of the galley (kitchen) and nutrition. Organizing the domestic chores amongst the crew.
You will be crew. This new environment you will be living in must be maintained. There is the preparation of food and the cleaning up afterwards. Although the mate has the final word there are vegetables to chop, fish to clean, potatoes to be peeled, washing up and clearing away. There is always something to do on a boat especially when under-way; navigation, sail handling etc. (The captain is keen to pass on his knowledge). Jobs for the crew.
It’s not all work by any means there will be plenty of time for snorkeling, exploring, listening to music, watching movies, counting dolphins and fishing .
There are no drugs of any kind on Tropicbird. It would be unfair on you to try to get detoxified when in reach of substances you want no reminder of.
Tropicbird is not equipped to deal with applying drugs to help against withdrawal symptoms. Natural abstinence is advised and you can be assured of all the attention and care you ask for to get you through. As crew you can do this !
You just need to get out of the wrong environment and in the right one, the real world!
Another source of crew is Crewbay