So starts a new year

Currently I am at 39,000 ft headed south for my first hitch of the new year. Even though I am a week behind the rest of the blogosphere I feel like I have to make a looking back at 2012 post. It was quite a year for me, and looking how far I’ve come makes me really happy. A year ago I had just left the Odyssey behind and started my adventure in the Oil Patch. I was an honest to god wet behind the ears mate, and in for a rude surprise at the complexity of operations compared to the mostly smaller tugs and passenger vessels I had worked on.
I was also single and still living in my fathers basement, driving a beat old car. Now I’ve got more toys than I know what to do with, live with two great roommates and their sleepy puppy, and am dating the love of my life. I guess I have to say to all the young people at academy’s who are miserable from the cold in Maine or the regiment at all of them. Hang in there because your life is going to go into fast forward when you get that license and graduate. It is amazing how quickly things can come together.
This last time off went by quick, but I enjoyed every second. I got the new red bull rc race boat painted for two of my friends, and I also got my new Nikon 1 V1 camera. Taking pictures with it has been a blast and there is a good chance that soon you will be able to purchase New England Waterman images online through a gallery I may become part of.

“32” Pursuit in red bull colors, decals to come

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Salacia, Boston’s big cat headed downtown

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Some of Plymouth’s working girls at sunrise

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About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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