I had to manoeuvre quickly around men bustling about the deck, trying not to mop anyone’s feet. An onerous job for a free ride home. “You do a good job and you’ll be doing that nightly,” another sailor jested with a wink.
Down came another shout from the nest, “Sandbar!”
I originally wanted to use the dialogue to give that sailor a Scottish accent, but it just became horribly mangled and confusing. Note: ü pronounced as in the German “fünf” or French “salut”.
“Yü dü a güd johb n’yü’ll be düin’ thaht neightly.”