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My Seven Sees

Posted May 12th, 2011 at 01:32 PM by Sylvano the Wasabus
I did not spend a large part of my life as a sailor in the Navy. I was quickly posted to an administrative position on a Naval base and did not contest the posting. And then I got discharged as quickly as I could.

The armed forces werenít really for me. Twenty five years ago (and probably now too) being enlisted meant following orders and protocols even when they made no sense. Maybe I was too cocky. Most officers seemed like goofs.

Creativity was frowned upon, because it might make work for someone else. I am not good at living part time.

It was the peace time Canadian Navy- underfunded, neglected and in great need of repair. We had one working submarine, and three more that were for spare parts. One ship I was posted to was in dry dock for four years.

But I did see some unusual things, things that I would not normally have seen. I think itís important to find value in everything. Here is my list of the seven...

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