IceBear - Phil the Flying Fish
Oh Two Hundred, as I drag my arse on watch feeling tired and sorry for my self, I meet Phil in the cockpit - dead! Well, things could be worse for me. Phil and I share the common fate of burial at sea - no, Phil will not suffer the indignity of becoming bait, of having a steel hook thrust thru the brain. Not this fish, not Phil. He will lay in state on my make shift grill alter until my watch is over, and then re-committed to the deep - Davy Jones Locker. His name makes a nice alliteration and his story is one of humility.IMG_2118. IMG_2121.. read more...
IceBear - Buttoned Down
On our trip from Cutler, Maine to St Lucia, we stopped in Hurricane (Maria) devastated Dominica. A fisherman in an open yellow boat named “Lawrence of Arabia” came out to greet us and takes us to a mooring ($25EC - $10US). A fully clothed soaking wet man paddled out to IceBear on a paddle board selling trinkets and requesting water and a dry shirt in a waterproof bag. Carol purchased a necklace $40EC, and provided water. He is surely now the sole resident of Portsmouth with a Brooks Brothers oxford button down shirt - hope he wore it to celebrate New Year’s Eve!. read more...