Joining the British Merchant Navy straight from school. The story follows the fortunes of a young Liverpool lad as he makes a name for himself in a career at sea. From joining his first ship in his home port and leaving his family behind for the first time, the story tells how he overcomes terrible bouts of sea-sickness that threatens his career.
A career that sees him joining a new ship on it's maiden voyage to seeing ghosts, eating exotic foods and getting tattoos. Somewhere amongst the all night parties, barbeques and far away places, there was hard work. Hard work rewarded with a company contract and the promise of a new career as a Ship's Cook.