Land…Just Over There!


BoatToday we indulged my dad in his boat. My dad just loves his boat and he loves to take us all out for a “day on the water” although today turned in to more of a day in the water for Buzz and Dad. The trouble began when half way out to the water one of the engines of the boat shut down, the second engine got us to the cafe for lunch. On the way back to the ramp, however, the boat decided to run aground…okay we accidentally ran it aground in a bed of oysters in a part of the sea that went from 11 feet to 1 foot and less quite suddenly. Once we couldn’t rock ourselves free Dad shouted “Gentlemen!” and Buzz didn’t hesitate, he jumped straight in to the water to push us off the bank, Dad followed shortly afterward. A boat of complete strangers even stopped to ask us if we needed help but Buzz and Dad managed to get us free. The next problem came up when the one remaining engine overheated after trying to get us off the oyster bed. Mum and I opened the engine compartment to cool off the engine and after a couple of tries we managed to get the boat started and back to the boat ramp. It was quite a day that’s for sure but we did have a nice lunch and manage to get a decent tan too!

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