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Messing about in boats

“There is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
–Ratty to Mole in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham

Messing about, Mt Rainier in the background Around here, we go boating. A lot. It’s just so scenic. On the Sound, it’s also a way to avoid traffic. When I had jury duty in the summer, I went to the courthouse by boat–a 15-minute ride–thus saving myself a one-hour commute. It’s a way to try restaurants and visit friends on the mainland and to entertain people when they visit.
 Jay used to watch a TV show called “Sea Hunt” with the main character called Mike Nelson, played by Lloyd Bridges. Anyone else remember that show? I’m totally blanking, but I think Jay hears the theme song in his head when he’s out on the water.

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  1. YO!! (That’s military talk for – YES SIR!)
    Sea Hunt was my favorite show too! If I could get it on cable, I think I would still be watching it! I don’t remember the theme song, but like Pavlov’s dog, I would comre a runnig when I heard it. The sound that sticks in my mind was the sound of air coming from the regulator.
    Very early on I was bitten with an undersea bug! During my Jr High and High School years I read everything I could find on Oceans, Diving Equipment, Treasure hunting, Oceanography, Ocean Biology, Etc., Etc., Etc.
    I grew up in northern Illinois and the only water around was the Hennapin Canal where I spent most of my summer days in and under the water. I got so I could hold my breathe for 2 minutes under water! The visibility was all of 2-4 inches with a mask.
    It still fascinates me!

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