Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Zooming In at the Twin Dolphin Marina



You can not sink someone else's end of the boat and keep your own afloat.  Charles Bower



 Dead ahead, through the pitch-black night, the captain sees a light on a collision course with his ship.
He sends a signal: "Change your course ten degrees east."

 "Change yours ten degrees west," comes the reply



The captain responds, "I'm a United States Navy captain! Change your course, sir!"



 "I'm a seaman second class," the next message reads. "Change your course, sir."



The captain is furious. "I'm a battleship! I'm not changing course!"




"I'm a lighthouse. Your call."

Readers Digest 9/3/03



34 comments:

Susannah said...

Now that was really cool! I loved it! Great photos, too, Sandra!

Ann said...

This is one instance when I'm pretty sure a seaman second class outranks a captain. Cute story and love the shots. You found some great subjecs at the marina

Terri Buster said...

Haha- that was funny! Love your pics.

DawnTreader said...

I'm no sailor and have no idea what I'm looking at but I like that red pipe sticking up. Because it's red.

EM Illustrator said...

Haha! that was a great one! Was laughing out loud (litterally)Great shots! Hope you're having a good morning. Lunch time here!

Maple Lane said...

Pretty photos and a cute story. Have a nice day.

Betty Manousos said...

haha! funny story! now i'm literally lol!

lovely shots, too:)

Catherine said...

A day spent around the water is a good day!
xo Catherine

EG CameraGirl said...

Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

cute post, thanks for the smile. Great pictures too!

Deb said...

I love when you share the ocean part of your neighborhood with us...great shots...I can smell the salt air now...

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

OHHHHH!!! THAT is soooooooooooo GOOD!!! Plus cool photos, of course. ,-)

"Auntie"

TexWisGirl said...

what a great story to go with these pics!

RoeH said...

Great post with the story and photos. Loved it.

Inger said...

What an artist you are with the camera. I loved the story too. We used to sail in the Pacific and I miss it sometimes.

Madi and Mom said...

GREAT PICTURES SO CRIPS...BUT THE DIALOG IS MY FAVORITE.
HUGS c

Cranberry Morning said...

Love these photos! I do love detail. :-)

Scott said...

Nice shots on the marina and very funny story to go along with it.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great images of things i don't get to see. I have heard that story before,yep,better let the lighthouse call the shots.

Rebecca said...

hahaha~Funny.

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile, my friend! I have missed you! AND yes, the game really upset me last night!

Snapper II said...

Great post LOL
I have herd that before but I still laugh..

Cheryl @ TFD said...

LOL! I loved that one!! Love your sharp and clear photos, too.

Miss Debbie said...

Great pictures...funny anecdote! Good combo!!

Rose said...

HaHA!

S. Etole said...

That made me laugh. Fun shots.

Dee said...

Awesome pictorial story post....:)You have a great imagination.

Betty Manousos said...

i'm sure i left a comment here yesterday, can't figure out what happened with it.

anyway, i loved your funny story and the photos.

thanks for putting a smile on my face.

Linda said...

Great shots, Sandra! Have a good day!

Liz said...

Great shots but a great story!! I enjoyed that.

LC said...

I remember reading that in the Readers Digest. I used to love reading their funny features. Since I rarely can remember punchlines, I can enjoy jokes and humorous stories over and over! This once offered Good Morning laughter along with "vacation day" browsing among the craft at the marina. !Thanks!

SweetMarie said...

great post Sandra! I've missed you and blogland!

RedWillow ~ a Beauty seeker said...

I love the photos. Wonderful blog

Chatty Crone said...

Great post and sorry I am so late. Good laugh.