Re: Things that happen in cruising
On the subject of reporting / telling an unfortunate story to friends and family, via email or online blog or whatever means - The most important thing is to start with the conclusion about peoples safety - It's not time to be writing a suspenseful thriller.
So this is good, I think everyone can appreciate reading "We're all ok" when they open an email or get a phone call with that sense of emergency or poor luck from their friends who are embarking on something of risk.
Side story to prove the point:
My buddies and I all went out one night, my friend broke his leg in half from falling off a car, and we took him to the ER. We had to call his parents at 4am because he needed major surgery, the phone call went like this: "
"HELLO?!?!?!" (the mom, in shock and obviously aware something bad occurred because she's getting a call at 4am the night her son went out with friends)
"Everybody is okay, Jeff broke his leg." (us, spitting out the truth)
"Sigh. Where is he?" (slightly-relieved caring parent)
The rest of "Why, where, how?" can follow but the most important thing is the health and safety of people.
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1985 Catalina 30 Std Rig "A Cenoura"