An Allegorical Odyssey and Point of Inquiry
Roger Crossland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 10:33:15 -0400
Friends and shipmates
Well go off for a week of rendezvous and shake down cruising and the
net goes crazy. More accumulated traffic than the preceding six months
After a very successful Lightship Rendezvous, we sailed our yawl
Thor's Hammer for four days and reviewing the itinerary in retrospect
we found we had been sort of poetic or maybe allegorical. Get PawPaw
down in Louisiana to explain some of these words. Or your yeoman can
look them up.
Our first point objective was Pirate's Cove (a touristy name the cove
was formed by quarrying in the 19th century) in Port Jefferson and then
Execution Rocks (which are significantly just under Satan's Toe in
Mamaroneck and the historical site of several pirate executions) by way
of the Thimble Islands (alleged location of Kidd's treasure) and Milford
and Charles Island (another alleged location of Kidd's treasure), finally
the Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point. Well, the allegorical part is
we followed a pirate's destiny to Execution Rocks and then went on to a
higher existence, the Merchant Marine Academy (a lower existence, an
underwater existence perhaps, they were testing undergraduate
project, a man-powered submersible in the pool). By the way, the head
of the King's Point waterfront is this council's last Quartermaster Sea
Inquiry: Does anyone have a source of, or pattern for, the old canvas
Navy hammocks? The tubular rack-type racing boat bedding won't
efficiently augment our berthing.
The boy girl stuff really gets confusing in Ship 101. My daughter, a level
8 gymnast can do 26 chin ups and might be classified by a previous a
previous correspondent as a lady rugger, if she wasn't only 5 foot tall.
Generally I think the co-ed stuff is best handled with short term goals set
by current crew composition and preferences.
Thank God for number 25 sunblock.
Sea Scout Ship 101 Viking