Thursday, March 23, 2006


**update. Two people missing. Thinking they may have "gone down with the ship".
A brother of one of them, took a digital picture of his brother and girlfriend, in front of the ship moments before they boarded.
Will keep you posted.

Update to the update.
Presumed drowned.

Since he was 12 he would trek over the ocean, sailing for almost 2 hours one-way, on his own.
The first time he went, and the 5th, 10th, 20th, and so-on, we covered the basics.

Rule one.
Never ever assume it will NOT sink. Ever. That kind of ignorance has
killed more than one person. KNOW it WILL sink. Why do people think because a ferry is big, or a cruise ship, it won't sink? Guess what? They do.

Other rule one.
Know where the life-jackets and life rafts are.

Rule two.
Go straight to where those jackets are if you are ever concerned, ever, no matter what.

There is no three.

Rule four.
Make sure you have a coat, or grab a blanket, something, anything, after you have your life-jacket.

Rule five.
Get to the life rafts and get on one.

He has already been involved in one ferry crash.
Last June, the ferry lost power, 7 thousand tons of ferry smashed into a very busy marina, crushing boats, anything and everything in its path.
It rested on land. It's a wonder nobody was killed.

Yup. He was on that ferry. On his own. He did what he was told to do by the ferry staff. To the letter.

The reason he was on that boat? Same reason he has to take another ferry today.

Since he was 12, the average times he has had to use a ferry?
416 times he has used the ferry, 624 hours crossing the open ocean by himself.

Many people take the ocean for granted, take saftey for granted, hell! they take life for granted.

I hope I've done a good job, the job of ensuring he dosen't.

Comments on "Water."


Anonymous Leemer said ... (7:35 AM) : 

Horseshoes falling out of his ass indeed...


Blogger Xxaatm said ... (7:50 AM) : 

and the name of the terminal?
Horseshoe Bay.
I'm not shittin ya.


Blogger Burkhard said ... (10:34 PM) : I'll better take the floatplane


Blogger ~d said ... (6:22 PM) : 

( I enjoy fucking around with you, so Ihate to get all serious...allow me like one evry 6 weeks, oK, but... )
What is your relationship to him ?


Blogger Xxaatm said ... (3:33 PM) : 

My relationship to him? He is one of 4 of our kids.


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