Charlie – I did my research and looked at when the season starts and ends. I headed to Antibes end of the season knowing there can be crew turnover come the end of a busy summer, yard periods would start and daywork chances increase. I registered with the agencies in Antibes, met them all face to face. I was fortunate, that unlike Louise, I only had a couple of days in Antibes and got a call from a Chief Officer on a 50m looking for a junior deckhand to daywork with the opportunity to go permanent. I said I would be there the next day. That phone call was on a Friday, and they offered me job the following Wednesday.