July 19th, 2011
Motoring in Skylands II
Posted by Francesca
Well, the weather improved during our last trip to Skylands, our home in Maine and Martha thought it would be a good idea to go for a ride in the picnic boat. Sharkey and I usually run the show, but since Sharkey wasn’t with us, G.K. decided that he was going to be the first mate. The trouble is, he wanted to do my job, too. Chows! Who can figure them?
1 Can you tell by Martha and Jean's attire what we are about to do?
2 Yes, that's right! We're headed out to sea. There's Shipmate Bryan waiting at the dock with Martha's Hinckley picnic boat!
3 This never gets old - such amazing scenery and the breeze is so refreshing!
4 Captain Martha is at the helm and we're safe in her hands, Francesca!
5 Sailing the high seas is fun but also requires some skill! I'm honored to be Captain Martha's first mate on this expedition.
6 As first mate, I'm the officer in charge of the ship's engines and I have some serious authority!
7 Francesca, as quartermaster you're responsible for the ship's navigation and maintenance of nautical charts and maps.
8 Francesca, you check the starboard side and I'll check port!
9 Captain Martha! Chart a course for x44.2612, -68.2395 - Little Cranberry Island and the Islesford Dock Restaurant and Gallery!
10 I am such a fine first mate! Don't you agree?
11 Why did G.K. just do my job? Is he showing off for Martha?
12 I mean, has he not heard of the famous Jacques Cousteau? We French aren't strangers to maritime escapades, you know. Plus, I've been boating with Martha for a much longer time!
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