Case Study 4: Luciana B
Dear Fran and Chris,
I am currently living on my sail boat in Grenada, nice for time.
I went back to Grenada nearly two years ago and in a matter of months I got my first job as a cook and stuardess on a 57' foot. Charters. Was real good, sail up to Antigua and throu the Windword Island, great pay and huge tips.... very nice.
It lasted only 2 1/2 months and anyway I then "caught" a job on a very nice 1983 65' Swan, no charters Owner only and family.
I was the "Boat Mama" coined the term myself and that was just right.
Sadly the owner wasnt very well and in september he passed away, very sad.
On this boat I crossed the Atlantic twice, from Antigua to Majorca via Azores, wonderful trip! and Med for the summmer and from there back to Antigua in november.
I then finished with this job mid january, came back to Grenada, put my baot back at anchor and since I only did a job as a consultant in a very busy place, I took care on one of the kitchen (the pizzeria....).
Was good. I consulted them especialy in Hygiene and food preparation and conservation and x-contaminations ect..... The course at Gables was a very good help !!!! :)
And of course also how to make proper pizzas,
Unfortunaly I had a bad fall 10 weeks ago and I'm still in a ricovery time. You know, ostheopath, physiotherapy and so...... I ripped the tendons on my right shoulder..... bad news.
Luckily i'm in a very nice place, surrounded by nature and very relaxed. Good people around and that's a blessing.
There is also a Rastanman Bamboo Bar on the beach and that provides gathering and parties.
I guess that I will be completely restored by agust and I want to because I may have a lovely job lined up for me.......Chef assistant and Stuwie assistant and deck help if needed. Three crew on a 75'.
I like the idea of "assistant", it means less stress and a chance to learn new tricks.
I will probably be in Europe by september and, well I'm not too good at plans so lets not bother.
I hope all is good with you lot, and that your busisness is standing strong against the hard economic times.
I met a girl, Maria Beddoe in the Azores before she came to Gable and we arbecame friends, met her in Palma in the summer too.She is a very nice girl.
I am sure you remember her very well.
I even met Zena in Antigua, she seems happy, got a good job with her maybe-hubbie now.
Ok all for now, I send you nice vibes from the Carabeans. Sounds good but we entered the hurricane season and today we have an howing wind.... not my favoured at all.
Luciana B. 16 July 2007 4 week course