What examples from her experience support or contradict her statement? With the crew, naturally, come ""crew problems"": sickness, conflicts, insubordination. The main thread of this book is one trip Greenlaw made with her boat the Hannah Boden.
Evaluating her own skills as a captain, Greenland often refers to her age as a factor In being able to deal with crises more reasonably. Racism, drug use, baffling illnesses: these are all elements of a day journey for six people crammed aboard a ft. She mentions what it takes to get the boat ready, including the amount of food that is needed aboard the boat.
The Hungry Ocean is another glimpse into the world of swordfishing, and was just as entertaining as the last Greenlaw book I read, All Fishermen Are Liars, although I have to admit that there was sometimes a little too much technical information for me.The crew calls her Ma, which she tolerates because she's been called worse. Linda Greenlaw scuttles this un-p. Add to this uncertainty the volatility of six individuals from disparate backgrounds living in too small a place working exhausting hours and you begin to understand the life that Greenlaw does such a great job of describing. According to Greenland, being at sea Is Like living In a bubble, completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Should they? Thanks to the intimacy afforded by the spoken-word medium, listeners will feel as if they're right alongside the captain on her journey. The parenthetical "period" is the key to that sentence and to this book and it is extraordinarily condescending. But, on her boat there is no alcohol and she also talks about her 5 men crew and how they start the first day with pounding handovers. When the crew are ready to begin hauling in the lines to discover exactly what they have caught, Greenlaw explains that there are no work gloves sized for women, so she uses garden gloves to handle the lines, and is constantly wearing out the right hand glove. Did her obligations to other people, such as Sacral or Simon, Influence her plans? With the crew, naturally, come ""crew problems"": sickness, conflicts, insubordination. Somehow that rankled, especially after her boasting a chapter or so earlier about how fishermen are great conservationists.
As Greenlaw offhandedly states early on, while heading out to sea, ''Being a woman hasn't been a big deal. In this day and age, that isn't enough, or at least shouldn't be.
How did you confront this challenge? Her account does nothing to dissuade me of my earlier judgment.Do you believe this? According to Greenland, being at sea Is Like living In a bubble, completely disconnected from the rest of the world. Greenlaw's narrative should foster an abiding respect in anyone who has tossed a swordfish steak on the grill, and it is certain to induce jaw-dropping admiration among personnel managers everywhere. Should they? Catching big fish involves butchery, and here it's told in exuberant detail, the slicing and dicing and hooking. You might not like the characters described in The Hungry Ocean but anyone who has spent time at sea or even weather bound in a house with a small group of friends will recognize what an incubator a boat can be for the bizarrely polar extremes of human interaction. Greenlaw also makes it clear that she has no use for conservationists who try to take swordfish off restaurant menus to give the stocks a break -- leave conservation to the fisheries scientists who know what they're doing, she says. Author and publisher seem to have been at cross purposes--one emphasizing, the other virtually ignoring, the author's sex. What examples from her experience support or contradict her statement? The Hungry Ocean is another glimpse into the world of swordfishing, and was just as entertaining as the last Greenlaw book I read, All Fishermen Are Liars, although I have to admit that there was sometimes a little too much technical information for me. What are the benefits and drawbacks of this kind of solitude?
Experiences on her first boats and who she learned things from and how she moved up through the ranks to deck boss and then to captain. Would you add anything to that list? The most valuable? Mixed in with the daily activities of this trip are memories of previous journeys, childhood escapades, and explanations of why Greenlaw became a fisherman.