Well it’s been a fairly busy past two weeks here on the C-Performer. We have made several trips in and out to the rig, and have been doing quite a bit of the fourchon shuffle. I can’t complain though, the time offshore and keeping busy has made these first two weeks seem to fly by, and before I know it we will be headed for the house.
The boat has been pretty good, a few crew issues and we are still shuffling around deckhands on and off the boat. Thankfully we have retained a few core guys to make sure the show goes on. It is a constant battle at times to keep people working together and away from each others throats. The ability to lead and keep a group working together is definitely something I am still working on, especially as I am younger than the majority of the deckhands on this boat. It is a far cry from leading a group of kayakers or teaching yacht owners boat handling, however at the end of the day I enjoy the challenge and the work.
Tonight we are having mud tanks cleaned at RCS tank cleaning in slip A Flotation canal, surrounded by constant reminders of the size and scope of the most important port the average American has never heard of. Two of HOS’s largest vessels are tied up across the slip, and at the end of the slip are three new generation Chouest 280’s
What gives me a laugh every time we come to RCS is the large marsh to the south of the slip and to the east of C-Port one. It just reminds me of the whole castle scene in The Quest for the Holy Grail when the father talks about building a castle in the swamp and how the girl his son is to marry has “great tracts of land” Call me a dork….because I am.
Sunrise offshore monday
“Great tracts of land”