Saturday, 17 October 2009

An Extraordinary Day For A Pump Out

As you, my faithful reader will know, whatever day we “HAVE TO GO” is always a howler. Waves 6 foot high, 60mph gales and driving rain either whip up from nowhere just before we set sail for an extraction. Or they’re already there beforehand and we can’t wait a day longer…
Well this afternoon we were quite shocked to find that all was calm for us, (this is unheard of). I think we must’ve got the wrong day or something. For a while there it felt like we were out of synch with the universe and cheating fate.
So this is what we were blessed with for what’s got to be a truly unique occasion. Had to take these photos as living proof, history in the making:
No these aren't upside down, it’s the reflection from the island on the water taken from the front of the boat…
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Other folks here were all equally happy because of course our pump out day “weather misfortunes” affect us all. Here’s a few of the lovely comments we got:
  • “Hang on a minute, as soon as I see TT moving I usually have to run in and fetch me jacket…”
  • “You can’t go today, the weather’s not bad enough…”
  • And then there’s the old chestnut “Use your bow thruster Dave…”
This last comment came from Steve who’s quite proud of himself at the moment because he’s recently resurrected his bow thruster from the dead. Hence our lack of bow thruster seems to be a great source of amusement to all and sundry. Thanks Steve, it’s all water off a ducks back (excuse pun). [Tha’ll be laughin on t’other side of thee face lad when 1st March arrives, and TT gets dragged in yonder boatyard for the small matter of having one fitted]
The four of us went out for a meal at night to the local yokels pub down the way a pace or two, had a great laugh as per norm. Jolly Rodgers we all are…

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