Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Re: A phone call you don't want to receive
Glad it wasn't your Auspicious, although no doubt your doppleganger is having a bad day.
This reminds me of two similar events in my past. The first was receiving a call from the city police. They introduce themselves and then as: "Do you know where your jeep is?" Sadly, it was our jeep that was missing from the parking lot.
The second event was coming home from a six-week sail on Lake Superior to find a voicemail from the Coast Guard. Thinking they were looking for info on a fellow cruiser, I called right away. Turns out they had been looking for us! Our non-sailing neighbours, fearing we'd been gone too long, reported us missing to the CG. Luckily they didn't have a good idea of our boat description, so the CG had only put out a general bulletin, not commenced a search.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.