Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Hazards Of Living in a Marina!

So there I was minding my own business polishing the side of the boat ... I stood back to admire my handiwork when 'whooska' -  base over apex I went!  I ended up flat on my back in the neighbour's cratch.  I bashed my elbow, back of my head and bruised my back, it bloody hurt!  I mean who the hell would park a boat there and not have a cratch cover fitted to guard against such accidents!



As I fell back I also splattered polish all over the front of his boat, so I did the right thing and gave his bow a quick clean up!


And what did Elaine do?  ....she laughed, she said 'one minute I was talking to you and the next minute you were gone'!

At least if we were out on the canal my fall backwards would have been cushioned by dogshit!

I tell you these marinas are dangerous places!!

Got to go - Man Utd are on the box.

6 comments:

  1. You appear to have succumbed to the dreaded slimy decking boards. Staple wire mesh to the top, or it will happen again - from experience, twice in the same week for me!

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    1. It wasn't a slip, it was one step too far backwards.

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  2. It could have been worse..... there might not have been a cratch to fall into ;-) (splash!)

    Impressed with the shine, looking good!

    Ali x

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    1. I think I would rather have gone in the drink.

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  3. Paul... I'm sorry... we're laughing... more by your vivid description. Although in all seriousness I imagine you're a bit bruised and battered now. It's hazardous isn't it. Yesterday I nearly ripped my arm open on the corner of a perspex sheet Mick had just cut and the day before I nearly knocked myself out when I didn't duck low enough going out the front door.
    Glad to hear you're still in one piece.
    Elly & Mick

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    1. Yep fighting fit again, see you soon.

      Paul

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