This week as you know I have been working on a book about what it is like to be a modern mariner.
It inspired me to ask a few groups on facebook about, both what are the best and the worst things about going to sea.
Overall the feedback I got was that the best thing about going to sea is vacation time and the money – but the worst part was leaving family and friends behind, being lonely.
I can say that I completely agree with both of those sentiments.
I have also decided that Mondays will be #MaritimeMondays from now on – so I will pose a question every Monday here, on twitter, and on facebook. I hope you take the time to get involved in the discussion. I want to hear your side.
This week is two questions: What in your opinion is the best part of going to sea, and what is the worst?
All the best,