I grew up during the space era when all things came to a halt during a space launch. If you were a kid during that time sitting in a classroom the teacher would wheel in a television set and all the youngsters watched with rapt attention as the rocket lifted up into the heavens carrying our brave astronauts who set out to explore the great void of space.
Thank you, John Glenn. You were a great inspiration. Rest in peace on your final voyage into the great unknown.
On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage. What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case. These awesome sharks are biting at large chunks of tuna tied to a rope. When a great white shark lunges and bites something, it is temporarily blinded. They also cannot swim backwards. So this shark lunged at the bait, accidentally hit the side of the cage, was most likely confused and not able to swim backwards, it thrust forward and broke the metal rail of the cage. There was a single diver inside the cage. He ended up outside the bottom of the cage, looking down on two great white sharks. The diver is a very experienced dive instructor, remained calm, and when the shark thrashed back outside the cage, the diver calmly swam back up and climbed out completely uninjured. The boat crew did an outstanding job, lifting the top of the cage, analyzing the frenzied situation, and the shark was out after a few long seconds. Everyone on the boat returned to the cages the next day, realizing this was a very rare event. The boat owner, captain, and crew are to be commended for making what could've been a tragic event into a happy ending. I'm sure God and luck had a bit to do with it too!
It just needs a bit of elbow grease to clean it up. (Look Ma, they still have trailers in the future.)
FREE 33-ft Luhrs Boat, Sound fiberglass hull, twin screws, no engines or trailer. (Ok, that'll be a challenge.). Superstructure needs some work and cleaning (I'd say!), would make a fine live aboard and roomy cruiser. (Maybe a fort for the kids? Better yet, a bonfire.) Just call Vince.
What! I'm flummoxed by the title of this post. It's just utter nonsense, Joe! I know that you are dumbfounded, but some folks actually love to sail classics like the International 12 designed by George Cockshott. Imagine that?