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Well its been a good while since i've been online !I decided not to pursue a career in the Merchant Navy and turned down 3 offers of cadetships.I stayed working as a Bosun on the Caledonian Cannal onboard "Ros Crana" , it was my dream job .I worked from 6am-10pm 6 and a half days a week for 7 months , I met friends for life and discovered some truely amazing locations and have found happyness with my life that I just have not found in the past.

I have gathered a min of 1500 Nautical Miles and so much life experience , at the end of the day I may not have eared big dollars but what I have gained otherwise has been overwhelming and well worth the time.


Over the season I had a 5 meter Humber rib with a new 60 HP 4 stroke Yamaha Engine , she was a fabulous vessel to skipper.I had many a great saving private Ryan style beach landings throughout the months .I was able to spot and rescue 3 vessels and be rescued once due to gearbox failure (which occured on my 1 week on the sister ship !).

I have gained so much experience in everything from my rib driving abilities - anchoring-helmship-life!I finished a few weeks ago and am now living in Corpach, Fort William and hoping to start a job up Nevis Range as a Lift Operator for the winter.


I intend to do a rather pricey course at a Nautical College which will qualify me to be a Chief Engineer onboard a variety of vessels which are up to 200 tonnes and 60 miles offshore , Since I have been working with 2 engines every day for the season I have got a taste for oil and grease so want to do this course .


I hope to work in the Great Glen again next year either as a Bosun or Engineer, the Merchant Navy will wait in the shadows for now as I love the Highlands and the boats here too much to just walk away from to return to many years in the future no matter how much of a temptation it may be.


For me at this point in time , I'm exactly where I should be in life and made one of the best decisions by turning down the cadetship to continue my job as a Bosun .It certainly was the hardest desicion I have ever had to make! 

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lucy mcGhee
Artist | Student | Other
United Kingdom
I love the sea in all aspects , especially the adventure and mysery to evolves around it .Although boats are my love and insperation in life!

I am scottish & believe in and fully support Scottish indepence from the union , I live and breathe Scotland .I speak some Gaelic (only a few phrases ! but wish to learn more but its not exactly a common class/course)

I go onboard the waverley during the summer and am a member of the psps and ypw ypw .

I went to James watt college in Greenock , I studied intermediate maths ,spanish,psycholgy,chemistry and int 2 and higher english. Im planning to do a deck officer cadetship and to train at Shetland and to work deep sea.

I take alot of waterscape/landscape photos and am trying to teach myself more about photography and find insperation from artisits worldwide with opposing views on what art is.

I sail as a volunteer Bosun with OYTS (Ocean Youth Trust Scotland) and do dinghy sailing also do a fair deal of swimming .Like to have a laugh with people who can have a good sense of humour and dont take life too seriously.

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sags Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Just in case you ever "Pop" back hereabouts!!

First ...Sorry about the Referendum .. I guess you are a full bodied Scot's woman and hoped it went the other way :(

I'm just wandering thro' the past and looking at all my OLD !!! favourites .. Cannot remember just how "ancient" you are now .. but happy days to you ..

Are you still ship ahoy ?

Brian :)
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Love the ships.  Great shots.  :D
sags Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Hi! Lucy .. thanks for the fav'

Nice to hear from you once more :clap: .... I had wonderful 5 days of sunshine up in your Bonnie Land!!

Did you see the inside shot of the Barn ?? If so, what game is being, or was, being played in there??

Brian :)
sags Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014

Thanks for the fav'

Brian :)

tim-tim-art Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
Feel free to follow me on :… :love:
sags Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014

Hi! Lucy

Thanks for the fav'

Brian :)

EleganceMacabre Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thank you for the fav!
major-azrael99 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the fav
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the recent favs of my boat pics!  I have visited Scotland several times and would really like to take the Waverly out to Ailsa Craig!
MoonBeamdream Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Thank you for the :+fav: :) 
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