My name's Chael. 26 yr old, male, 5'10, not so much brawn, plenty of brain matter. Speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, English
. I'm calm but not reserved, engaging but not overwhelming. I enjoy reading, and especially writing (velabas.com), and I take to travel drawings with a fervor. I've been traveling for 3 years from Oregon
to the bottom of S. America and back to Cartagena
. I'll be in Cartagena
until I meet a captain
who needs crew to get to Panama
. From Panama
I hope to either continue with that captain
or meet another whose destination
is anywhere on the other side of the world. I hope to arrive to Asia
within the year, overland.
I have crewed only two days as watchman from La Paz
to Mazatlan. I also crewed as watchman and misc. helper from Carti Sugdub through the other San Blas islands to Cartagena some 2 years previous.
As yall can see I have little sailing experience. However, I'm not intimidated by the sea, and in fact I greatly look forward to meeting hands with knowledge to teach me the ropes. What I can offer is the enthusiasm of an ernest and level-headed crew member
, and one who learns quickly. I also get good compliments about my single
I'm looking for serious captains who know what they're doing; but I appreciate above all those I can get along with, which usually means anyone, but in this case I'm hoping to connect with a skipper
who has the right balance of self-awareness, humor
As for me, well, the one sticking point is that I am also looking for a boat
that wants CREW, UNPAID, and not looking for contributions. I am willing to do anything and everything to work
for my place, but I'm traveling in such a way that I will not be able to make the kinds of contributions I've been seeing.
Please go ahead and send me a private message if you think you'll be in Cartagena or Panama between the dates of FEB 25 and the end of April, 2013.