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Promotions and Pay

Promotions and Pay

Promotions and Pay

Having not heard from Sir Salty in a long while, I began to wonder if he was not pretending to be asleep, but pretending to be in a coma. Or maybe, I thought, his squabbles with Port and Starboard resolved he was actually content.

I found this note pinned to my socks this morning:

To the kaptin of the eastword bounde saylin tub C-burbin

U will no dowt by now hav notisd and takin stok ov my invalubul and konsidurabul kontribushins to the sucksess of the voyaj to date. Indeed, i wud say that this here trip wud hav cum to grief long ago had I not bean abored.

Most reecentlee I haf bean aukupied with trayning the kru and prepairing myself and them fur the many hardships and challunjus ahead. I have also takin it upon myself to assume the dutees of Chief Medikul Offisir, Chief Enginere, Chief Steward, Karpintur, and Saylmakur. All tho I hav no expeeriunz in any of theze feeldz, I hav resentlee lurnd of the Google and feel that trayning and expeeriunz are no longer nesessaree and might aktuallee be a hindrunz.

The wate ov theze new responibiliteez requires that I slepe all the time. This ensurz that if kalld upon, I kan spring into akshun rested amd ready fur anything mentallee sharp and kompletelee alurt. U will hav notisd how fast asleep I wuz and thusly rested and prepaired for akshun when rounding the Horn, wile at ankor in Stanlee, and during this last blow.

I think it onlee fare that in lite of my kontribushins and nu dutees that my pay be increased. I will leve this to u, but something in the ordur ov 38,583 Chinese Yuen seemz fare. That or a doubling of grog. And more fish. Definitlee more fish.

Etc, etc

Sir Salty McWorked-To-The-Bone

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16 Comments
  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

  • Suzan Persons
    Posted at 15:43h, 09 July Reply

    What an amazing journey!!

  • Karin Hill
    Posted at 15:27h, 13 July Reply

    Been following you for a couple of months now. What an amazing journey! Your blog is insightful and humorous. Almost home. Safe travels!

  • MountainJack
    Posted at 19:52h, 14 July Reply

    Has to be an amazing feeling to be so near home, Bert.

    Have spent months at sea “steaming”, not sailing, gaining my sea legs with the constant motion just became second nature. Getting back to a stable platform at dockside or over on the beach left me wobbly for a day or two. Cannot imagine how you’ll feel after a year of hardly ever being stable. There is that other thing having been on your own for that long; the familiarity of constant aloneness , the feeling of approach avoidance, being forced back into humanity. Might feel as though you could just extend a little bit more and savor the experience just a little longer…naw, probably not.

    Welcome back home, Bert. You’ve completed one heck of a feat.

  • Arthur Oliver
    Posted at 04:33h, 15 July Reply

    Getting oh so close. What’s the ETA?

  • estelle C whiddon
    Posted at 02:58h, 16 July Reply

    Bert, your homecoming Saturday will be a joyous occasion! I have followed the voyage daily and hope your arrival home brings much joy.

  • Peter Jungschaffer
    Posted at 07:19h, 18 July Reply

    This has been so great. Thank you!!!

  • BT
    Posted at 09:50h, 18 July Reply

    Hi Bert, you are just a few hours away from home. We are cheering for your most successful journey. We are especially amazed at the sailing conditions below Australia and New Zealand, as we can have some very big polar blasts hit us at this time of the year. Cannot imagine what it was like to sail through that type of weather. Can only take of hats off to you I amazement. Hope that you make it to Oz for a visit. What a wonderful achievement you have accomplished. /bt

  • Antonio Corbelletta
    Posted at 16:15h, 18 July Reply

    Congratulations! What an adventure! Well done. I have enjoyed tracking your voyage everyday just wish I would have know about it earlier, from the beginning.

  • Suzan
    Posted at 18:13h, 18 July Reply

    Yeahhhhhhhhh Bert!!! You have done it!!!
    Happy Homecoming – And stay safe!!!
    It isn’t the same world that you left!!
    I’m going to miss reading your travels and your adventures!! But thrilled that you’re home (almost) safe and sound!!
    Next trip around the world, hope that you’ll stop along the way and post your photos of the locals and the ports!!

  • Raegan Elford
    Posted at 19:23h, 18 July Reply

    Soldier who has logged more sea time than this Navy sailor.
    What an incredible accomplishment (the journey vice logging more sea time than I)
    BZ

  • Marianne Scott
    Posted at 18:25h, 19 July Reply

    Congratulations on your accomplishment! I guess we will have to put up a plaque commemorating your voyage on the Victoria Harbour wall.

    Hope to see you this week.

    Marianne Scott

  • Tom Cory
    Posted at 07:40h, 23 July Reply

    Congradulations Bert from Annapolis MD. A Great Adventure.

  • Mark
    Posted at 12:24h, 29 July Reply

    I don’t think that anyone that attended Estevan Junior High could have imagined that this was in the future for one of it’s students. I checked in at different legs of the journey and was fascinated every time. Congrats!

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