Getting your feet wet

Clear sky, flat horizon and a shimmering a picturesque sunset to the west as I stand looking off from the starboard. Oops I somehow take a spill off the side of the ship. Im in trouble. Why? Because unless there are friendly dolphins swimming alongside the ship like they do in the movies or shamu escaped and became a hero of the sea I'm in trouble because unlike fish, I am a bad swimmer.
I've always thought about being a seafarer, traveling from port to port and to the many reaches of the Earth. Kinda like Jack Sparrow but a renegade photographer type. However, living in the desert has hindered that course of work.
Ill just stick to taking pictures in pools for now.