" GET OFF MY TOES "
DATE/TIME : 5/12 AT 16:02 UTC
Today is the 5th of December, and we have been celebrating - of course in style - 1350nm as halfway to our target destination,
Around half an hour after midnight both our plotters stopped receiving the position signals ( GPS ), so they went blank. We switched them off, got our old handheld emergency ones out, and continued through the night.
Now you are surprised that I raise this issue , right ?
Or may be you are married ?
Have you ever raised your voice saying : "GET OFF MY TOES "
or something to that effect ?
Do you realise that people get best along with each other in a marriage when they don't see each other that often. Now I am convinced there are some folk out there who will disagree with this statement, but that is what I believe in.
Anyway, that makes life on a boat so difficult.
You can't hide.
You have 5 people, cramped in a tight space, and in order to do that, you have to set up some rules and call to order when things get out of hand. The skipper has to do that, usually. But it is not easy to understand all the time what is "horse" and what is "carriage".Otherwise you either have a mutiny, or foul mood, or else.
So it is interesting to understand what characters you are dealing with when you go to sea with them.
friendships have been lost, indeed marriages have been broken up when on board a ship ,
and nothing worked according to plan, or what ever other reason there was.
On Champagne, the characters on board continue in their endevours to wind each other up.
Probably a little bit of everybody else's "deficiencies", good and bad.
Thankfully we are all different,
which makes life so beautiful and interesting !
And why not.
people never have problems
with each other,
it is always
who are the troublemakers.
Best, Master Mike.