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Re: Heading to the Keys!
Just got into Panama City from Pensacola. Thought I'd give a lil' excerpt from the blog.
3-13-2013: A Cautionary Tale
February 13, sitting out on the lounger on the stern, enjoying the sun. A slightly portly, middle aged gentleman wearing a visor walks down the pier, from the entrance gate of Palafox, carrying a bucket and some other smaller tools. He is heading towards his boat. Half an hour passes. Still lounging on the stern. Still enjoying the sun. The portly middle aged gentleman is shuffling hurriedly across the dock, grumbling profanities loudly to himself. His hand is wrapped in a thick towel. Blood is dripping down his arm. We ask him if he needs help, and if he is all right. He grumbles “I'll make it. I just cut two of my fingers off...” He then continues down the dock, grumbling profanities. He opens the gate, walks to his car, and drives off. Presumably to the hospital.
The following day, the same gentleman was back at the docks hard at work, with some serious surgical wrap around his fingers. He gave us an account of the event; Apparently, he was working with his engine, while it was running, and his fingers slipped into it. The tip of his middle finger was sliced off, hanging by the skin. His index and ring finger were both broken. After composing himself and taking stock of his situation, he decided he had lost all the blood there was to lose, and calmly drove to the hospital. Doctors grafted his fingertip back on, and wrapped it up tight. He is ready to sail to Bimini on Wednesday. Odds are good that we will be crossing paths with him again.
Note to self: Don't stick fingers in the prop when the engine is running