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Old 29-04-2008, 22:50   #1
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Author looking to hitch a ride.

Hello, I am writing a series of books on the Caribbean and looking for interesting people to help me in my travels. I will be living out of a backpack for several months in a quest through the islands. I'm looking for good people traveling from Island to Island that may have room for an extra body. I am more than willing to work in exchange for a ride. Please E-mail me at michaelgisbert@yahoo.com is you can help. Thank you.
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Ok - I've had a bad week so - Mike-the-Author. What books have you written?

Just asking cuz if you haven't published then technically you are Mike-the-Hitchhiker

I also sense you are Mike-the-guy-with-a-sense-of-adventure.

And that is way cool! Good luck on your travels.
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Mike,
It would be nice to have a link to some of your writings. I would like to read some.

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Well then perhaps you are right. I haven't been published and this little adventure is just that. I hope to have two books published once the journey is complete though.
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Don't give up Mike. There are people out there looking for crew.
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Your idea of hitchhiking around the world and writing a book has lot's of merit.

I'd be interested in reading "The Hitchhikers Guide to the 7-Seas."
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Your idea of hitchhiking around the world and writing a book has lot's of merit.

I'd be interested in reading "The Hitchhikers Guide to the 7-Seas."

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{Er, um Charlie that was from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy not the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Seven Seas.}


... I was going to say the same thing
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From what I understand from our rich (well off) friends who tour the BVI and the like--there is a plethora of people who get stuck down there without funds and can't get home...
Even our medium and low income boater friends tell tales of people trying to "hitch" rides and promising all kinds of things.
We are in Michigan on Lake Erie and you don't see it so much around here, but no one is dying to freeze their asses off in the winter...eeek!
Their boats break and they can't fix them, they hitchhiked with someone and got left behind, had a falling out, or ran out of money and were left there--or people just got tired of paying their way. From these we have to understand that you my dear, are only one of many looking to get too/from the islands. You are on a long list.
Also--you are responsible for everyone on your boat-felons-warrants-drugs-whatever...might want to put more about yourself in ur ads and a link to a myspace or something that shows you aren't a vagabond, but have roots and friends and interests somewhere.

I would think your best bet would be to start with smaller journeys that get you toward your goal of Caribbean. Make friends with boaters. Learn a valuable skill that would come in handy on a boat. Can you captain? Take anchor watches and drive at night? Cook, clean, batten down the hatches? Can you play guitar? Otherwise you are just a body taking up space and using up resources that can become a serious drain.
Also it sounds like ur dead broke and they would have to feed you and pay your way. If you don't have any use on a boat, and can't pay your way--you had better be damned good looking. LOL
Offer to fill a gas tank or two. Pay all marina fees? I mean something you know?
Oh and FYI--ur only an author is you receive monetary compensation for your writing. Otherwise you are a writer. But a writer knows only one thing--they must write.
Booksurge through Amazon makes it easy and cheap 99 bucks to self publish.. Just make sure you edit it thoroughly.
Finish a darned book already will ya? LOL

I don't know where you are from, but we are going to do The Great Loop to Florida and are seeking someone who is clean, can drive, and fill a gas tank or two to take with us, that will become independent as soon as we land at our position...fun and conversation type thing. with relatively clean record. LOL
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A writer actually writes; whether credited or not (ie: “ghost” writer).
An author is responsible for, and gets credit for, the written work, and usually holds the copyright (if, somehow, published).
They are not always the same.
I wrote the above words, and am the "writer" of such.
I also published (here on CF), take responsibility & credit for the above words, and am the "author".

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