Crunch, Crash and Splash

Ft. Pierce, Harbortown Marina

All in one day at Harbortown Marina in Ft. Pierce:



Splash and Silver Girl

There was a loud splash. We poked our heads out of the cabin and our boat neighbor was in the water clutching a bag of ice. His  wife rushed to the rail of their boat. “Honey, you’ve got to be more careful.” His reply, “I have to get more ice.” We’ve named him Splash.

   A huge power cruiser was across from us. Divers were underneath, pulling off the two massive propellers. “What happened?” I asked the owner. “I fell asleap at the helm and tried to carve a new channel in the waterway with my propellers.”

1The marina was near a train track. Jan and I were in the cockpit. she was about to adjust the dock lines while I took off my glasses to pull off my sweater. “Be careful, my glasses aare on the cushion.” My warning was drowned out by a train whistle. “What?” Jan asked and simultaneously there was a crunch as her knee distroyed my glasses. “It wasn’t important.”


About ejhowle23

Authors and adventurers, participated in the World Race 2011, an automobile rally from New York to Paris, crossing three continents and 14,000 land miles. Following much the same route as the setting for our debut novel, The Long Road to Paris. This blog describes our own adventures and challenges. And now you can follow our Bahamas sailing adventure that provides the setting for our second novel, Night Watch. Our rally, the African Safari Challenge, crossed five countries in South Africa in May 2014 and in 2015 we participated in the second Trans-American rally this time from Nova Scotia to San Francisco. Spring of 2016 we travelled 28 days around Australia with friends from previous rallies and in the fall participated in our most exhausting rally through Argentina, Chili and Peru- the Rally of the Incas. We were awarded the Against All Odds award. We're still not sure if this was for us or our car. Stewball never broke down and we hardly did. We will soon take on Iceland as a self-drive tour and in the fall of 2017 we will participate in the Odyssey Italia and then back to Africa for a do-over (almost) of the Africa Safari Challenge.
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3 Responses to Crunch, Crash and Splash

  1. Anggie Thompson says:

    Isn’t that the 2nd time your glasses went crunch?

  2. ronaldsieber says:

    I wonder what may have cost more: your crunched glasses, or my Nikon that went to the bottom?

    Oh well: bleep happens! 🙂

  3. Carla Overduin says:

    Diving for a pair of glasses, a wallet, a child, okay. But diving for a bag of ice….:-)
    And why is it always funny when someone falls in the water (unless it’s on open sea)? I’ve been on boats all my life and it always makes you giggle, when someone climbs back on board dripping and with a big dent in their ego.
    Boat life, never a dull moment!
    Have fun there!

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