Once I was a deck hand. The photo was taken during a delivery trip; Captain Buckets (ex fire chief), Courtney and I sailed The ketch "s/y Desperado" up - jumping islands - from Barbados to Ft. Lauderdale, where the new owner lived. The situation here on the photo is, that we are becalmed off the coast of Dominica. However, we weren't bothered much. Well... Courtney's annoyed actually. And soon after we had a good stiff breeze on the beam. Glory days!
A nice little detail: The island jumping has a representation on the photo by a line. Starting left following the wheel, on to the metal bar and on to Courtney's hip and along his bent legs. A bit as how a traveling sequence was presented in old Hollywood movies on a map -usually with a dotted line and calender leaves falling. If you know what I mean??
Boing Boing Boing.