So.. I have been here for about 3months, all the way from South Africa, and I have to say that the reality of being a yachtie is alot better than my expectations. The amount of interesting and multi cultural people that I have met is overwhelming. Every single person I meet whether from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even the English people has a great story to tell about their experiences. It is so amazing to hear about all the ups and downs, the beautiful countries and the life long friendships that this industry has to offer. During my time here I have learned that great things really do take time and that you have to be patient in order to get exactly what you want.
On the fun side there is so many things to do with friends during off days or to make the time go by whilst not having a position on board yet. Apart from the neccesary dockwalking, seeing the agencies and job hunting online what more can you do to ensure getting a job?!Networking?! It's great fun and you get to meet loads of new people. Whether going out for drinks, going to the beach on a nice sunny day, sightseeing or attending any yachtie related event , it's good to get out there!
Good luck to all my fellow yachties and remember to enjoy every single moment of every single day.