May 22, 2010

The Life of a Sailor

Dear friends, Its been almost a week since I have lived on this ship. Its been such a crazy adventure so far! This weekend I will post a blog post with pictures of the ship, explaining more of what I do and more of where I live. For now, these pictures were taken at the top of the ship, where we hang the laundry and rescue boats, ect. You know how much I love those laundry lines...(I miss my brick wall at home!) Its beautiful standing up there at night to see the sunset. What a blessing this ship is!








So basically, for those of you who dont know, I am on a ship tour at the moment. I just got here at the start of this week, and I will be going for a couple months. The ship tour started in February.



The Scoop :
I am travelling on a medical ship that is going up the coast of Australia raising awareness and telling people from the different cities that we go to about our mission. We are going into Papua New Guneia in August to bring free medical care to the people there. We will be providing eye surgeries, dental surgeries, primary health care, and resources. We are donating spectacles from the different ports and cities that we go into, along with tooth brushes and toothpaste.

What do I do? :
Everyday at the lovely hour of 9 AM I wake up in my single bunk on the ship, and get ready for the day of giving tours. I give about 8 tours a day, showing people the different parts of the ship, showing them pictures and videos, and really giving them an eye-opener for the nation of PNG, and the great need there. This has been such a fulfilling job, and its only been about 5 days. I love seeing peoples faces light up as they hear about the possibility to help with such little things as toothbrushes and toothpaste - things that we take for granted daily in the western world, can truly change someones life. Its been incredible!






Well, this sailor girl has had a long first week and is ready for a good sleep :) I hope you all have an amazing Friday tomorrow and a magical weekend. x

40 comments:

  1. This is so amazing - you are truly a wonderful person and this trip is such a blessing for so many people! I'm super proud of you and excited to hear more! xoxo

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  2. You are so lovely-beautiful inside and out. What a blessing to educate and help people! And to be on a ship everyday, how great!
    Looking forward to hearing more!
    xoxo

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  3. this is so cool I can't wait to hear more and see where you are living!!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  4. Can't wait to see where you're staying. This trip sounds like such a blessing, for you and for everyone else, too.

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  5. Wow, your trip sounds so incredible. Love these pictures, too!

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  6. how cool! what an amazing adventure.
    your leggings are rad! remind me of "pretty in pink" :D

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  7. What fun!! Your blog is so cute :)

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  8. you are such an inspiration kate!
    for going out of your way to educate and help people...and having the courage to let go of worldly matters...i wish i can have the same courage.

    ps. love the leggings...:D

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  9. So neat! I love what you do, and how you do everything with such vigor and sunniness. The world needs more people like you. And these photos are really stunning!

    xx

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  10. What an incredible opportunity! Wow...how inspiring, I can't wait to hear more :)

    - Laura, owleyesblog.blogspot.com

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  11. yay! so good to see you posting. :) i'm so glad everything is going well, and you look lovely!

    this is inspiring, dear, it really is. <3

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  12. this is so awesome! must feel incredible.

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  13. That is so crazy that you get to be on a ship for so long and do such life altering things! How fulfilling.

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  14. These photos are adorable and I absolutely love your leggings! I always love the color contrast in your photos, but for some reason the ship background makes it even cooler!

    http://shoesfordessert.blogspot.com/

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  15. it sounds like such an exciting trip, so cool to be on a ship too! you are an amazing person kate, to volunteer your time to help other people, so inspiring. :) oh, and i agree with everyone on the leggings - simply the best!

    p.s. thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog - they always make me smile!

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  16. awesome photos, and those leggings are great!
    let us know if we can contribute to your cause!

    Smooth sailing :]

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  17. You look so cute! I love that what you're doing is for such a wonderful cause, very cool! ^.^

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  18. What a cool job, sounds like you are going to have the most amazing experience!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  19. Hay dear blogger!
    How are you? I'm glad that I've visited this blog! She's lovely.

    Please, check mine too & maybe we can follow eachother!
    You can also join my GIVEAWAY!
    Love, Cindy.

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  20. what an amazing job - i imagine that it's very satisfying being able to help so many people. i can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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  21. I love the lace that you can just see through at the hem :)

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  22. You are doing such a great thing and it sounds so amazing! I cannot wait to hear more about this. Keep it up lady :]

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  23. What a great oppurtunity for you. Love the work you're doing. Will visit again for updates

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  24. Kate ...I'm so glad that you like it there, I hope everybody is nice to you cause I'm sure that you are so lovely with everyone:)

    I'm so glad to see that even there you are still keeping thinks chic and stylish:)

    Thank you so much for the lovely comment:) It's so nice to be appreciated by someone with such a great sense of style like yourself:)

    P.S. You should write in the header ...Postcards from...and the places you are passing through:))

    Xo

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  25. It's sounds so exciting! I am so proud of you!
    I had to read it to my Dad and he wishes you good luck. He was very impressed. And kinda envious, I think.. ;)

    xx Sophie

    http://sophieneechan.blogspot.com

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  26. I love the message you are spreading with your job. Really amazing! And you look so cute, too! I would love to have you as my tour guide. Have a wonderful time!


    And make sure to enter the Kelsi Dagger "Carly" Sandals giveaway on my blog!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  27. wow! what an amazing adventure!
    oh and i saw on your profile that one of your favourite books is 'the perks of being a wallflower'. i love that book! one of my bands songs is inspired by that book :)

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  28. I love your leggins!! The print is just fab!!

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  29. It is one of my dreams to live on a ship. I am very much a sailor girl at heart... I have a weakness for nautical things!

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  30. You are such a great person for doing that! such a role model, I love your blog, and adore you. Be proud of yourself, and have a great week :)

    -morganne

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  31. That seems like a cool opportunity. I like your leggings:)

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  32. Wow, what you're doing is so great! It sounds very exciting, too.

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  33. This is AAAH-MAZING!
    I truly look up to you for this. What organization is this a part of? I've been dreaming of taking part in something similar for so long now.

    Good luck and continue lighting up people's faces.

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  34. how is it that you remain so stylish on a ship?
    you are amazing.

    thankyou for your comment, too. i love your blog :)

    X

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  35. girl this pics are amazing... I LOVE IT!!!! great great outfit!
    xx

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  36. i love ur pant and all ur outfit:) u r amazing

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  38. beautiful. the tights, in particular, striking.

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