My Husband is a super cautious captain. He likes to have many back up plans before he takes the boat in anywhere. Me, not so much and for those who know me it will be no surprise to you that he thinks about the same thing about my boat driving skills as he does my vehicle driving skills!
Usually, out on charter, about the time the wind kicks up to 30 knots, or we are just going to try and find a place to anchor..every guest starts asking the person at the helm “what island is that?” or “how did you get into this” or “how did you meet”.
Or, that time is chosen for the music to go on full blast. It’s part of charter, you deal with it….Yesterday, we left White Bay on Jost to stop at Foxy’s, Bazza has about ten guests around him asking questions and he is just motoring…He is penned in and directly behind the two masts so even though he is looking, he cannot see the large green channel marker that he is about to hit.
One of the guests says “are you going to hit that green buoy” and he searches around for it and moves around the guests to find it about 8 feet directly in front of him, gives a big handful of wheel to turn the boat so we run over it instead with a trampoline instead of hitting it with a hull.. I thought we had lost a kayak or something off the front with the clunk as it went all the way down underneath one of the wings of the boat…! Lindsey jumped upstairs thinking she had not secured the anchor or something..
We all, Felix, LIndsey, and Kerry were all glad that it was Bazza on the helm then and not one of us as he would have had one solitary word (with THAT look) for any of us..the word is Moronski!
Guess he needs a holiday!
I have been sorting through my camera gear, going to get rid of the D200 Nikon bodies and housing..Make more room for my newer system.. Anyone want to buy it?
Sunset was pretty over Great Thatch…that is it for today, one more day sail to do on Sunday and then I fly on a big plane home to SoCal for a month or so…