Have you been out in the boat on a sunny day with the
sails set at a lazy reach and glanced up to see a fin sticking out of the
water on starboard? What is that?
Or how about those dolphin, why are they always smiling?
And here's a true story! Juan,
Terry, Andrew and I were holed up in the boat one evening enjoying a rousing
game of Spite and Malice when we decided a fresh cup of coffee would hit
the spot. Alas, as is usually the case in moments such as this, the water
tanks were empty. But don't fret, Juan trudged up the ladder and out onto
the dock to fill 'er up. We were chatting quietly below when we heard a
loud exclamation coming from Juan as he appeared in the open companionway.
And as he held up a wiggling, hefty foot-long mackerel he sputtered, "Look
what just FELL on my head........After a lot of laughter and giving the
guy a hard time, we pondered on the adventures of the mack and how he was
going to explain it when he got home.... "well, hon, it was like this, I
was swimming along, minding my own business when I got airborne (probably
by one of the pelicans or blue heron here in the harbor)
Well, then, I was flying!
through the air and did a one point landing right on this round dome and
then this monster picked me up and I was introduced to some of the strangest
beings I've ever seen, and then I went flying through the air again, and
well, here I am. That's the fish's story, but we aboard now know the real
meaning of "Holy Mackerel"!