Nearly every morning, we listen to a half hour broadcast on the VHF marine radio that is called “The Cruisers’ Net.” It’s an interactive broadcast. Cruisers are able to ask questions and contribute information on the Net. It is also a forum for a bit of radio advertising about events on various islands. Kinda like your local PBS station telling you about the school board meeting coming up, or fund-raising dinners for some charity.
|Great Guana Cay, ocean side from Nippers|
|Jax at Nippers, a calm and obedient customer|
|Jax' assigned spot in the dinghy. Stands on locker at bow.|
I clambered to right myself in the dinghy and quickly scanned the shoreline. Just how many people saw that, I wondered. My eyes darted back and forth across the beach—I saw no one laughing, pointing, or otherwise reacting to this debacle. Including Carl. As the engine started up and the dinghy moved away from shore, there was nothing—no comment from the stern of the dinghy. I couldn’t stand it of course. “Well, that was quite a spectacle, huh?” Carl responded, “What?” Really? He didn’t see that? I said, “I don’t usually get in the dinghy like that.” Turns out, he’d been fiddling with the motor. Missed the whole second act of my performance.
|Hard to imagine a more enthusiastic crowd of middle-aged and seniors|