Storming Through A Vacation Comedy  

keithcancook 61M
11107 posts
4/11/2005 5:19 pm
Storming Through A Vacation Comedy

DAY THREE continued

We pulled out from the dock and headed into the oncoming tide. When we reached the bridge it appeared that we might just barely pass under it. Oops! A small swell has lifted us higher. SCREECH! Hmm, it appears that there wasn't enough room after all.

The generator held and was none the worse for being a little bent up and dented. Well, that was lucky...sort of. Luck was something we had in low supply for this vacation. Almost as soon as we entered the bay the dark clouds rushed up with incredible speed and the storm unleashed its fury on us.

The line of transit I attempted to run wasn't happening. Instead of going straight ahead we were traveling sideways as the wind blew us off course and towards the shore. It all happened so fast. The rain was coming in sheets and the howl of the wind drowned out all other sounds. We were being driven directly toward a dock where many large craft were moored.

In the dim light I could not see very well, but what use was sight to me? We were helpless against that storm. Closer and closer we were pushed towards that dock. I could make out a huge steel pontoon moored there, rushing up to greet us as it seemed to me then. Oh! Oh! A near miss of the steel pontoon yes, a sure crash into an 80' Hatteras Yacht...also a yes. Yikes! Some millionaire was going to be pissed when his baby gets damaged!

SMACK! Amazingly we did not hit that yacht. That storm pushed us up against the only posible thing that could have prevented us from slamming into the docks. There stood (maybe even to this day) three wooded pylons jutting from the angry swirling water. The remains of a former dock I suppose. Anyway we hit them hard, and were stopped cold. The power of the wind held us in place.

Quickly I jumped to the ropes to tie us up. Perry jumped in to assist. It looked like we might just escape this storm unscathed. Was our luck still holding? To be continued....

scubasnack2005 59M/59F

4/12/2005 7:03 am

"The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed..
If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost..."

OK. Another great installmenet in the continuing saga in Vacationland.

(This guy must work for George Lucas -- he's cutting up this story into 6 parts and dribbling them out. I can't WAIT for the next one... like I have any choice)

SO... (soap opera voice w/organ music swelling in the background).
What will happen to our hapless victims, tossed mercilessly by the power of the storm?

Will they get back their damage deposit when they finally return their boat (And do we really care if "captain" Perry gets any money back at all) ?

Will Julia still be Perry's fiance, having seen him handle stress like he has?

Will our friendly crew need to put on life preservers and swim to safety? Will Keith help make sure Perry's is on really tight? (Remember from our previous installments, klutzy Perry has two fractured ribs and a bruised spleen).

Will our passengers enjoy the rest of their 'threee hours tour'? (cue music from Gilligans Island'

Keith-You're great,man. Look forward to next one!

expatbrit49 64M

4/12/2005 7:19 am

Had an experiance like that myself but I will save that for another dy as I dont want to spoil your story

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

papyrina 52F
21133 posts
4/13/2005 4:47 am

honestly this is my 7th time posting on this post,,plus your not in my list of watched blogs ,what are they up to

I'm a

i'm here to stay

keithcancook 61M
18138 posts
4/13/2005 2:04 pm

thanx for your perserverance papy. My blog has teflon skin and comments just slide right off of it.

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