Sunday, 4 February 2007

A pleasant suprise!

So often we set out to sea, collect someone from the parlous state they have managed to get themselves into, sort them out, set them back on their feet and then we hear nothing ever again. Sometimes this can be quite sad. We do care and not surprisingly want to know how things have panned out.

However, sometimes folk keep in touch and even update us on how things have worked out. Last summer we were called out to a German yacht who's mast had quite unexpectedly fallen over the side! Not surprisingly the crew, including the skipper Dieter, were fairly shocked by this. Sadly there was little we could do to remedy the situation other that get the bolt-croppers out and cut all of the rigging adrift. By way of comfort I offered Dieter what little advice I could regarding getting the boat fixed up. Imagine my delight then when I received an e-mail this morning from Deiter giving me a full sit-rep on the boat. Thanks Dieter....

If you believe inside your heart
Nobody's second class
Every day's a brand new start
What's past is past
And if your dreams go nowhere
Don't give up the fight
Come with me and you will see
It all looks different in the morning light

(Stock, Aitken & Waterman)

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