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Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

By pure coincidence, when we crossed the Gulf Stream and checked into the Bahamas, we arrived at Allen's Cay at slack tide. The weather was gorgeous and I was sticky-icky-sweaty and I jumped into the (crystal-clear turquoise) water for a swim, while Dan stayed aboard to tidy up the boat. My swim was uneventful. An hour later, Dan took his turn, and found the tidal current so strong (already!) that he cut his swim short. There but for fortune, we too could have been an article in the Annapolis Capital ...


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Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

I learned to stay on the boat.

One time me & my friends jumped in and we couldn't get back on board because the topsides were too high and there was a baby on board in the cab.....wait.....that was a movie.....never mind.
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By pure coincidence, when we crossed the Gulf Stream and checked into the Bahamas, we arrived at Allen's Cay at slack tide. The weather was gorgeous and I was sticky-icky-sweaty and I jumped into the (crystal-clear turquoise) water for a swim, while Dan stayed aboard to tidy up the boat. My swim was uneventful. An hour later, Dan took his turn, and found the tidal current so strong (already!) that he cut his swim short. There but for fortune, we too could have been an article in the Annapolis Capital ...
Probably not, as you took turns and left someone on the boat.
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As my dearly, departed, pappy used to say "Common sense ain't very damned common these days," and "The average person is well below average."

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I've long wondered why something so apparently UNcommon is called common sense.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Re: So dumb its funny ... or just sad?

Ok, so we were anchored at the bottom of Penang Island, Malaysia a few weeks ago...time to check and clean the prop, the current running a bit, had my fins and snorkel on, hopped in the water, floated down to the back of the boat, just about to go under when a jelly fish wraps itself around my midsection, holy cow did that sting, ever see a man walk on water against a 2 knot tide? The warm vinegar bath helped, but I had blisters and it has itched like hell for almost a month. I don't know about jumping in the water any more...


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You guys appear to have efficient rescue services, unlike our end of the world. Unfortunately, this just postpones Darwins theory of natural selection.
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They should have tied a block of ice on their heads to cool down!! Nuckleheads..
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Same thing happened to folks on Lake Michigan last year right? Boat drifted away and only the guys dates survived...

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Probably not, as you took turns and left someone on the boat.
Thanx for the vote of confidence, but really, it was just a bit of luck. We were very securely anchored so I suppose at worst we would have just drifted to the beach and had to wait for slack tide to return to the boat. It just never occurred to us that there would be such a strong current where we were, as this was the first time we'd encountered it.

I wouldn't have expected a lot of current in the Chesapeake but then, the article didn't say whether the lemmings' boat was anchored.


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