Brad, Dan and Scott's Sailing Adventure

"There she is boys! The SS More Powerful than Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and the Incredable Hulk combined." This space will be used to post updates of our odyssey.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Alive, well in the BVI's


Following the consumption of a potentially toxic fish, Brad and I waited patiently for the symptoms to appear. First, we were supposed to have an upset stomach, followed by tingling extremities, weakness, painful muscles and joints, nausea, delirium, temperature reversal, and the worst symptom, death. Hours passed and no symptoms appeared. The next morning, I felt an upset stomach but it was more likely that it was a result of eating half a tube of raw cookie dough for breakfast. Feeling confident in either our superhuman poison fighting abilities or the fish's non-toxicity, we stepped up our consumption and ate substantial fish lunches and dinners for 3 days. Still, no symptoms arose.

Feeling finished with the island of St. John, we decided to move on to the British Virgin Islands just a couple miles away. Unfortunately, Hal and Brad teamed up to clog the bathroom, which on the boat we refer to as "the bathroom". Thankfully, they also teamed up to fix it. This required some swimming under the boat with a coat hanger and the horrible task of disconnecting the tubes. We ended up staying in the anchorage an extra day, postponing the BVIs to another date.

Yesterday, we finally made the trip over, clearing customs in the afternoon and picking up a $25 mooring ball for the night in Soper's hole. We had been told by Scott that we should simply drop anchor in the middle of the mooring field, but we couldn't bring ourselves to do it in 40ft. of water and the harbor already packed so tight. Next up is Jost Van Dyke.

4 Comments:

  • At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Phyllis said…

    my question is: how do you know who was responsible for clogging up "the bathroom" - important since it identifies who is responsible to unclogg it.

     
  • At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Dan or Brad, keep your eye out for our friends on Thalia, a 47 juneau. They should be damn near close to you. Saty safe and keep on killing.
    Bon

     
  • At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Dan said…

    Mom,
    The person responsible for clogging the head is usually the person sitting on the throne at the time of the clogging. In this particular instance, Brad had gone in right after Hal and we determined the location of the clog to be far enough down the tubes so that Brad could not have been the sole culprit. We decided not to post any pictures of the investigation.

    Hey Bon,
    We'll keep an eye out for them, although there are about a thousand boats within 3 miles of us. How's your leg, last time we saw you it looked like someone had stuck a baseball under your skin. Hope that's all better. Send me an email, we were expecting pictures of enormous tuna a long time ago.
    dschlauch@wesleyan.edu

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Phyllis said…

    Dan, thanks for the clarification. I'll refrain from asking any more questions.
    Love Mom

     

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