Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Devil in the Sea 7/2/14


It was a cold and wet night as dark as the devil. He was at his work piling up waves and pounding our nose with wind so we could not sail an inch. The engine moaned the whole night through. 

It was a cold and wet night as dark as the devil. He was at his work piling up waves and pounding our nose with wind so we could not sail an inch. The engine moaned the whole night through. 

About midnight Robin got ill and while paying attention the her bodily need, the Devil sent a wave to throw her off her perch, slamming her cheek into the hard settee on the other side of the boat. Beth was already comforting Java who was shivering with fright, but sprang into action to applying ice to the injured and help her below. 

Soon, yours truly was sick as well making a mess of the aft regions beyond the rail. It was the Devil, I tell you. 

I needed rest, so our only able crew, Beth,  took watch and she saw the most terrific hallucinations between the sky and sea. 

By 0400 she could take no more and I, rested and alive in spite of Himself, took to the helm and relieved our capable mate. 

By 0900 we were safely in harbor, greeted by the fleet and awaiting Whisper and Kali who were just behind. All agreed it was the Devil's night. 

To be put to music ala Edmund Fitz. 

Mark


On Sunday, July 6, 2014, Mishaum <mishaum51@aol.com> wrote:

Just checking in to make sure you guys got across safely.  And did you freeze mid-lake?

Peg


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