Saturday, February 08, 2014

Opportunity of a Lifetime for a Sailing Blogger

OK, all you watery blogger/ social media fiends.

Here is the opportunity of a lifetime.

Do you want to sail for two months on a genuine 19th century whaling ship this summer AND get paid a stipend to blog and make videos and post on social media about it?

If so, then head over to 38th Voyage Stowaway and apply to be the "stowaway" on the 38th voyage of the 1841 whaleship the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world and America's oldest commercial vessel still afloat.



Is this a dream job or what?

Go for it!


12 comments:

JP said...

Two whole months - so annoying. Actually have already had to turn down another sailing opportunity as it would have required a couple of months to do it justice.

Tillerman said...

Yes, it does mean that many people who work for a living won't be able to take so much time off to participate in this. I can imagine it might be very attractive for a college student to do during his or her vacation. But it might also be a good fit for an older person without work commitments for whatever reason.

Baydog said...

Yes......and.........

Tillerman said...

Where is O Docker when we need him?

bonnie said...

Yeah, I would LOVE to apply but again, the day job says no.

Why do only teachers get to take sabbaticals?

Tillerman said...

I guess a teacher could probably fit this one in during their vacation?

Where is Carol Anne when we need her?

O Docker said...

I think this is a job for Mitch Zeissler over at Exploratorius

When the GPS goes out and they can't get a good noon sight on the sextant and the captain is lost, Mitch can post a photo of the smudges on the horizon and one of his readers will be able to tell them exactly where the ship is and what Revolutionary War battle was fought nearby.

Tillerman said...

GPS? On a whaling ship? Captain Ahab didn't need no stinking GPS.

Keep Reaching said...

Maybe Capt Ahab didn't need a GPS but do we really want to end up where he did? And I have never detected a whale in in any of Exploratorius' smudges. But I have never won any of his quizzes either.

O Docker said...

Captain Ahab didn't need no stinking blogger to hype his voyage on Facebook, either.

But times change. Ahab's most memorable legacy is a string of coffee shops that serve Caramel Frappuccinos and this boat is chasing a virtual whale.

I wouldn't be surprised if the blogger calls himself iShmael.

bonnie said...

Once again looking for the "like" button on a Blogger comment. It's never there, is it?

iShmael!!!

MYCSunfish Fleet said...

Unfortunately, if I go for this job, I'll lose my real one

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