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Found the marina in Nice. I like boats. I worked on a boat once. For a day. Two guys who worked with my Dad had a side gig cleaning moorings for small private boats, small yachts, little sailboats and the like. They needed an extra pair of hands for a day and got stuck with mine.
The whole operation worked liked this; One guy (can't remember his name, so let's call him John) was a scuba diver and he would dive off the back of their boat down to where the buoys were chained to the seabed, unhook / unchain (I don't know. I couldn't see from the boat) detach in some way the buoys and then the guy on the boat (let's call him John) who had shoulders like a Bulgarian weightlifter, would haul the buoy and its enormous chains up onto the back of his boat. Then Scuba John would come back up, be hauled onto the boat by Johnny Shoulders and the two would start cleaning the buoys and the entire chains, scraping dirt and barnacles (presumably) off with knives. My job in all of this was to effectively stand in the way of Johnny Shoulders and tell myself I was helping.
We (They) cleaned 15 moorings that day. I had a great time. I had some lovely ham, salami and cheese sandwiches my Mom made, I found out how heavy buoys are (they're heavy) and then went and got a Chinese where they guy at the counter thought I was drunk because I couldn't stop swaying after 14 hours on a boat.
I also learnt a little life lesson that day. When the first buoy and Scuba John were up on the boat, Johnny Shoulders straight away said "Well, let's not just stand around looking at it", which to my lazy mind was somewhat of a revelation (I realise how shit that makes me look that that was a revelation for me). There was no waiting around with them, dawdling, thinking about what to do. It was a case of "There's work to do so let's do it". It's genuinely something that's stuck with me since and if I find myself drifting off daydreaming, or procrastinating in one of a million ways I know how, I'll picture Johnny Shoulders standing on that boat saying "Well, let's not just stand around looking at it" and I'll get to work.
End of storytime.
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After a long day moving boxes into our new home, we took a break and watched the sun go down.
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