#996 Walking up the gangway
Posted by Tall Ships America on May 6, 2011
There is an element of excitement, of anticipation, of purpose, as you walk across the gangway. You could be a new crew member, trainee, or passenger walking up the gangway with your bags and you don’t quite know what to expect on this adventure.
Or, you are a visitor and are taking a deck tour. There have been tantalizing glimpses of the deck but you can’t quite see everything just yet. You’ve been waiting a long time for this, most likely in the sun, and it’s hot. And then, you step onto the deck and everything falls into place as you enjoy the shade, ask a few questions and marvel at the fact that someone actually knows what all that stuff does.
And then, you are crew cruising up the gangway, like you own the place. As you blithly hop over the “Crew Only” sign, aware of the envious and curious gazes behind you, a bit of a salty swagger in your step, you hop on deck and disappear down below.
The awesome power of the gangway.
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