My lovely wife is one of a kind. She has some advice for my solo sailing trip this fall. She wants me to make sure I go bars. Not just any bars, of course, but bars along the waterfront. Now most wives would not encourage their husbands to do that. My lovely wife is not like most women.
Her thinking is that sailors like to have a few drinks, especially after a long day on the water. By going to bars I'll have a chance to talk to others who spend time out on the water. They will have a pretty good idea on what the current conditions are like. If there are uncharted hazards in the waterway, they are going to know about them. Maybe they learned the hard way, but running aground on an unmarked shoal. After a few drinks they will want to talk about it. Bars can be a good source of that valuable commodity, local knowledge.
In my day to day life, I rarely go to bars. Maybe my lovely wife and I will occasionally meet up with friends in a bar. Rarely will I ever go to one alone. If by myself I'm more likely to go to a coffee shop. However, that's probably not where most boaters are going to be. Besides, most coffe shop people tend to stick to themselves. In bars, people have a few drinks and loosen up.
So I guess I'm going to have to budget more for beer. Hey, anything to make my lovely wife more comfortable about my trip.
Looks like you'll just have to make such a great ,erm, sacrifice ...ReplyDelete
Anything to make my lovely wife happy.Delete
Yeah LOL...maybe a drunk will tell ya ...no sweat sailing the ICW without a motor ha haReplyDelete
Perhaps I won't rely exclusively on drunks for my information.Delete
Sound like a plan to me, Sixbears. Companionship and information, all for the price of a beer.😊ReplyDelete
My lovely wife wants to take care of me.Delete
Just don't try to sail after the visit.ReplyDelete
Oh heck no! However, it takes an awful lot of booze for me to become impaired.Delete
LOL - Best to keep her happy!ReplyDelete
The sacrifices I make . . .Delete
If you haven't yet, you need to read Lee Hughes' "The Biggest boat I could afford"ReplyDelete
Sailing the east coast/inter coastal waterway in a 12 foot(?) open dingy.
make that a 16 foot open dingy....ReplyDelete
My 19 foot boat with a cabin big enough to lie down in is pure luxury.Delete
Thanks for the link.