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“I’m on a boat” | Working on Sail Yacht EOS

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I worked a variety of ridiculous jobs for the 1 year and 1 day I lived in Australia. I was a bartender at the Sydney Open Air Cinema, a brewers assistant, a solar energy “specialist”, hay bailer, and a cameleer. One of the more interesting gigs was a stint I spent working¬† on Sail Yacht EOS for a few months while I was in Fremantle, WA. Owned by an American billionaire, EOS is the worlds largest privately owned sailing yacht (measuring in at 305 feet). Aside from weekly scrub downs and climbing up the mast, one of my jobs was to sand down a custom built mahogany river tender, re-stain and clear-coat it. Did I mention that that particular river tender is worth more than one million dollars…

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
cause you’ve seen it all, you’ve seen it all
Watched the men who rode you switched from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen
Most of ’em are dreams, most of ’em are dreams
Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don’t thunder, there’s nothin’ to plunder
I’m an under-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late
-Jimmy Buffet

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Written by Cameron Brown

November 22nd, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Project,Travel