We Be Yachting

Yesterday I got about 2 plus more hours on the water and as much experience with my boat.

The reason I am taking theses trip are to work out the kinks, become familiar with the boat, have fun, and to practice docking, loading and unloading, etc. I want to become as familiar as possible with my boat and boating so I can enjoy the summer safely.

The weather didn’t cooperate at all. It was supposed to be in the upper 60’s with a light breeze. It never got out of the 50’s and there was a moderate breeze with white caps forming late in the afternoon.

It took me a while to get the motor started this time. For some reason I had to pump a lot more fuel in the motor but then it fired right up.

We stayed by the shore line and eyed a land mark so we could figure out how to get home. (Note to self, pack some binoculars in the waterproof bag)

Not far back in a deserted cove we saw a really cute otter floating on his back eating a fish or clam. There we dozens of mallard ducks congregating in the still water.

Back in the main channel literally hundreds of sea gulls came by to see if we would offer them any food. Not a chance.

My mother in law was once feeding sea gulls and talking when a seagull shitted precisely in her mouth. Oh sweet justice! I now avoid feeding gulls.

Overall it was a nice afternoon. As usual we attracted crowds wherever we went. Some called my boat a bath tub with a motor, another called it a milk jug with a motor, but the best I have heard was my boat was the liquorcycle of boats.

8 comments:

TerryC said...

Yep, that is one fugly boat!

I love the story about your MIL!!!

Jay said...

We need videos of Captain Reggie out on the open waters with his boat!

Reggie said...

I had my camera Jay, though about it, reached for a cold beer and forgot about you.

terri said...

Your MIL's got some bad karma going on! Eeew!

Jahooni said...

you should be proud of your boat thats made out of lego's! ;)~

Reggie said...

She is a talker for sure and she then went on to describe the taste of seagull poop as salty, yet fishy.

Logziella said...

They are all just jealous. :0)

TerryC said...

If that seagull thing would happen to Michael, he'd probably do the same thing.

Some people just can't stop talking, can they?!