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Pics from work and Hawaii

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Ahhhhh a whole pot of coffee to myself.  Y’all have no idea how good that feels!  Here’s my pics from Hawaii and my summer working up in Alaska:

Pics from my visit to the Big Island with Bonnie and Greg
Hawaii 2009

Pics from work this last Summer
Western Towboat Pics

Almost done working for the year!!!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The Alaska Mariner, the 115 foot tug I’ve been working on for the last month:
The Alaska Mariner

Greetings all from beautiful Platinum Alaska. So the blogs been pretty slow over the last 6 months. I’ve been tooling around western Alaska for the better part of that time refilling the old cruising coffers. But all that is coming to an end. I’m on the Alaska Mariner right now just north of Bristol Bay, but come tomorrow, if they’re done with our barge, we’ll be heading back to Seattle and I’ll be done with this damn work thing for another year.

Too much of this:

and not enough of this, makes Jason an unhappy boy!:
Balancing a beer on my belly in Nuie

I’ll only be back in Washington State for a week or so before flying out to Hawaii to spend 5 days with Bonnie and Greg before continuing on to New Zealand. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to see everyone, but let me apologize in advance if I don’t. I love the life that I’m living, but it’s tough only seeing friends and family once in a blue moon and never for enough time.

Probably going to be back doing this again in a year or two. It’s a bit dangerous, it sucks at time, but an overflowing banks account awaits at the end of the rainbow:
Jason Shemya

I’ll be getting back to New Zealand just in time for another Southern Hemisphere cyclone season. Which basically means that I’m stuck south of the tropics until May. Not to worry though, Bodhran is in need of some serious tlc and Whangarei is a great place to take care of it. So with a wad of cash in my pocket and the southern Spring well underway, most of the blog for the next little bit will be boat projects before hopefully spending some time sailing around a bit of the North Island before heading up to Fiji around May.

Back to work

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The Triumph tied up in Seward:
The 75 ft Triumph tied up in Seward

Well it was a good run. I hadn’t put in an honest days work in almost 2 years. But all good things must come to an end. I’ve been hired back on as a deckhand again with Western Towboat. I just got done hauling a load of freight up to Seward on the Triumph and will be jumping onto the Ocean Mariner again on Friday for an undisclosed amount of time hauling freight around West Alaska. I won’t be blogging about my work experiences this time around, so the blogs going to remain on hiatus. My bank account should be flush and I should be back to Bodhran by November. Till then I hope to see everyone at the Subdued Stringband Jamboree in August.