Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Typical Day

Author: Leah Shopneck
Location: Samut Prakan
A typical day for the crew of Argo entails the following
6:15- alarms begin to sound throughout our Bangkok apartment
6:30- breakfast and coffee
7:00- we take the BTS (Bangkok metro) from the apartment to the final stop on the line, On Nut
7:10- climb into a taxi telling the driver Samut Prakan, Thanun Taiban, Soi Italian 11
8:50-900- arrival time at the shipyard depends solely on Bangkok traffic
8:00- crew muster in the salon
8:15- the crew disperses throughout the boat to grind bilges, rust bust the laz, polish metal, repair hatches, mix paint, and use hand gestures to communicate with the local Thai workers
12:00- lunch bought from the local street vendors
12:30- continue the dirty jobs that are turning our white shirts brown
15:15- begin cleaning up by, priming open steel, sweeping the cardboard that protects the floors down below, and put away the tools used throughout the day
16:00- depart the boat, occasionally by way of the crane, call two cabs from the shipyard main office and begin our hour plus commute back to the apartment
17:00- showers, dinner and evening activities commence

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