Hi all! I'm Canadian born, but grew up in Trinidad and Tobago
(Tobago to be exact) next to the ocean my whole life. I have made my living thus far as a musician and audio engineer
but im looking to change careers.
Right now i work for a scaffolding company in Ontario
and I'm enjoying the physical aspects of the work, but I would much rather be at sea.
From what I've been able to ascertain the CCG is not a bad bet. Attending the coast guard training college in Nova Scotia
u get trained for free, and u are guaranteed a job upon graduation, decent salary etc etc plus the Canadian coasties are non-military and non-law enforcement so there's less chance of being in a shoot out with anyone.
My question is, has anyone done this? I am 29 and I have a wife that I dont want to spend all my time away from if possible. If you have been to the CCG college, let me know what it was like, do u have to live there, can u leave to see family
if they are near by?
Also what is life like in the CCG? How much time do u spend away from home? What is the atmosphere like? Also if u attend the college, I know u have to serve for four years in the CCG upon graduation, but can u drop out of the college before that if u wish or are u signed up for good until they kick you out?
thanks for any info!
PS how do experienced sailors battle sea sickness