Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's So Unfair

The longer we cruise the shorter our days become. A 30-40 mile day is typical. 60 miles is considered a long day.

We left Morehead City, NC for a 72 mile offshore hop to Masonboro Inlet where we planned to anchor. Unfortunately, for reasons too sensitive to discuss right now, we missed our 7 am departure and didn't get off the dock until after 9 am. It was a long day.

Once out, the seas were calm and we decided to burn some extra fuel to keep on our plan and arrive before sunset. It was a beautiful day. I was piloting as we neared the inlet and I suddenly had that creepy feeling of being watched. I looked at the clock. It was nearly 5 pm. The canine crew's supper time is 4:30 pm. Sharp. Somebody was being ripped off.

I explained that we were almost at the anchorage and I would feed them as soon as we were secure. It did no good.

Finally, we arrived, found our spot, set the anchor, and closed up the boat. The kids were more than ready and reminded me that due to our planned early departure their breakfast had been served an hour early. Dylan and Dee Dee were nearly faint and trying to figure out how to dial the ASPCA on my cell phone.

Just when they were sure the end was near, supper was served.

Sometimes life is so unfair...


Ron Rogers said...

Well, at least you don’t need a nautical chronometer. The kids keep good time - Mommy, not so much. {;*))

MV Red Head said...


How right you are... I think they are more accurate than an atomic clock!

Unknown said...

Yep, I always know when it is Five pm!

Unknown said...

Our dogs Kaylee and Bear are the same... its a stare down to the death when the noms are late.