My name is Deborah but I go by Deb. I just recently learn of this most awesome and fantastic site from a blog that I can across while searching for tips on taveling over seas for vacation. First and formost, I am a huge animal lover! With having grown up with a wide range of pets as a kid, and I kept with having them all the way up until i packed up life from the east coast of US and moved to Alaska on a whim to start my career as a merchant mainer(sailor). I now live 95% or more of the year on the Research fishing vessel that I work on as part of the engine crew during the year, and last 5% is quick trips home to see family and love all over my fur-babies there, that my father takes care of for me, while working and traveling. As I typed this, we are currently sailing n the gulf of Alaska, and wil be heading back to home port in Newpport, Oregon.
Now that the world is starting open back up, and I have maxed my vacation and now to the point of having “Use it or Lose it”, time to look at getting back out there and traveling again. Having come across this site has got me all excited. The thought of getting to love on all kinds of animal-children while experiencing a home and life in another country is the most fascinating thing ever! I love to learn of new countries, cultures, people and animals alike, and this I feel opens those doors for me, also with a possiblity forced relaxation. I do love to travel and site see, however I have a tendency to go go go the whole time I’m there, and never have a chance to unwind before going back to work where I do 12 hour shifts every day of the week(weekends included)while out at sea, because of this, even being on vacation I’m just as exhausted as I was prior to leaving for it. So with some stays that have where pets are limited on alone time, or are speical needs, this will keep me from going so strong, and with the best part a chance at possible snuggles, and cuddles from fur-babies. You truly can’t beat that in my opinion.
So as you can see I can really type, chat and I love to share. I could literally write a book based upon my experiences, from pets, life, and even a whole book alone on my career choice and the things I get to see and do with that alone. I will attach some pictures to this post, of some of my animal-children, one is of me in front of two out of the 5 diesel generator we have on board my ship, then one of me with an 8ft squid we had caught. One is a picture of mine and my roommate’s porthole garden in our room, then some random pictures on my life at sea. The beautiful sunset is in women’s bay off of kodiak Alaska, just as some ice had started to float by us.
I’m excited to meet you all, and I plan on reading everything I can on here. Any tips or tricks, I would love to hear, and any questions, feel free to ask, as I’m a complete open book.