well i arrived in Fort Lauderdale in Setpember 08 it took me 3.5months to get a job on a boat but in total ive been working in the same ship yard (3months on Lady Jenn) and now 3 months on Northern Lights and still havent actually set food on a boat in the water that wasnt in the shipyard. So this bahamas trip is actually my first experience as a proper deckhand, rather than a glorified day worker. were going to be out in the bahamas for about 2.5 weeks with the owners travelling around bimini, gran Bahama,abaco islands and some other nice places. just fishing and diving and letting the owners relax. for me this trip is great because i get to get some sea time and really start to be a real deckhand. i havent been sea sick so far so.
my day usually consists of getting up at 5.40 and shammying down the boat and removing all the seat covers, polishing the stainless and the windows before the owners wake up and come out for breakfast. after which we do some maintanence and all the stuff associated with either momving the boat from one place to another or for the water activities for the day.
we are only 4 days into the trip and we have caught 2 yellow fin tuna and 2 yellow jacks about 10-14lbs in size each. the chef prepared the tuna for sushi and the yellow jack were only caught today so ill let you know:)