Sunday, December 13, 2009

free at last, free at last

Allright, so since last weekend, we are free from galley duty. Thank god.

The last week of galley was making us hit our low points and our tempers at high points. Although when the new class filed in the galley on thursday to begin learning their new positions it was a great sight. It seems like just yesterday when we first learned our roles in the kitchen. Now that were out of the kitchen, we've moved to detail month and class.

Detail month is ten times better then galley duty. All that has to be done is morning, lunch, and evening details inside and outside that must be completed muster of each segment of the day. Your details are then broken up between a small group and up to you to divide the work from there. For example, I have inside detail of sweeping and mopping the 4th deck common area and cleaning up the parking lot. Now between my group members I only have to do usually one morning and one evening detail a day so its not that bad. But if someone forgets to do their detail in your group and you get caught, your all screwed.

Class room has been awesome as well. We have been doing life boat training and preparing for our certifications. Today we got all of our coxswain (lifeboat commander for any nonsailors out there) testing done and I passed the instructing and rowing. Now were working on davits and lowering the lifeboats for the next couple days. Its all very interesting material and i find it easy to stay focused in class which is a great plus.

So now that I have free time, i've been watching movies on the weekends, playing a ton of ping pong, working out, and enjoying there Amazing sauana. They are all privelages that are very much earned at this place. haha

Oh, color guard is going well by the way, so far no major mess ups but its getting freaking cold out and since we have to wear a special uniform that does not include gloves or jackets, Im getting pretty cold every morning.

Anyways, all for now, Ill update again when i get some time.


  1. Kool...I can't wait to get there(March, I think). Sounds like fun man!

    If you get time, could you touch some more on the who, what,when,why,how of the whole ordeal...or email me...I got 1000 questions


  2. I believe I'm commenting in the right place lol. Well john I just want to congradulate you on all the sucess that I'm reading. It inspires me and brings a smile across my face to have someone, the age of me(19), young,independent, the drive for success, having the curiosity of the unknown, it amazes me. I have 1 more day(Dec 6th 2010) and I will be leaving for piney point, nervous and excited lol. Your comments on the gcaptain website and the blog here has been very informative, I thank u and I look forward to a response soon, if not god bless you man and keep on keeping on!

  3. Does anyone remember the instructor Andrea? Trained all the servers.

  4. So, where's the rest of this blog?! Would you be willing to email convo your experiences? I am looking into attending and would like to know more

    My email address is: