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post #10 of Old 03-14-2006
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It's getting so bad...

When I was living aboard Independence in Key Largo in the late 1980s. A sailor who sailed back from the Bahamas to restock his cruising funds but couldn't get a job, any job. He was down to eating rice and tuna fish which was about all he could afford. After telling me his situation he said."It's getting so bad I'll have to go back to eating lobster!" as all one had to do was dive over the side a pick out a lobster. They were in legal water at the time.

I told hem if his words got out this place would be so crowded there would be no place to anchor.

It's one of my best cruising stories.

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