I find it strange that shortly after posting about things one doesn't want to hear or say while on a boat, we soon thereafter experienced a middle of the night equipment failure, and a couple of days later I certainly didn't expect to hear the horrible cries for help from one of our fellow liveaboards who fell into the water while getting on his boat after a grocery run.
During the summer when someone falls into the water here at the marina it's usually a comical experience. But when it happens at night, in the winter when water temps are much colder, it's not so funny.
And our friend, who was maybe in the water for five minutes is still in the hospital.
I remember reading somewhere that more people on boats die while at dock than they do at sea, and I don't have any doubt that that's true.
|Very peaceful and calm during a hot summer day.|
I will never forget the night Hans went into the drink and it will forever haunt me that I could have lost him in such a simple and stupid way. Don't think I've ever let him forget this.
I, for one, would hope this is the last post I write about things I prefer not to say or hear while on a boat.
But since I live on a boat, I think I know better.