Via Inmarsat:

About 100 nm south of the Mona Passage heading 240T. We have settled in after 2 days at sea. With only two of us (and XO) watch standing has been informal. Capt. Roger has been fealing the effects of his tooth extraction. He has conked out for a couple of long naps. Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company

Daywork 123

Even after many years of cruising I am still learning the ropes. I have previously mentioed “find-a-crew. It has not been as productive as I might hope but perhaps my specific needs to not resonate with the desires of the subscribers. As a single hander I occasionally find myself in need of a second person to help with tasks. Sometimes it is just ennui, other times it really takes two, e.g. the need to be on both sides of a bulkhead simultaneously. I met a nice young man at The Harbor where he was visiting with his girlfriend/bartender. I asked him about day work. First. He said he was free the next day so I hired him. It worked out very well. He also filed me in on the daywork world. It seems that the old “walk the docks each day and ask” has become impossible. Security in the marinas has become very tight. As a consequence the daywork “body brokers” are one way to get work. Enter the Internet. The web site