We had to PTS our 14 year old dog at very short notice when he lost hind leg mobility over 2-3 hours. I hope and pray that assisted suicide in UK gets sorted ASAP as I have seen too many prolonged and painful "palliative deaths". That is all.
A fully paid up member of the CRAFT Club
I failed to dive in Antartica
I used to have a handle on life but it broke
Media whores who try to make a profit from info given to them freely
Remember anything you read on the internet was probably written by some guy sitting at home in his underpants! Including this !!
Illegitimi non carborundum
Boat fiddlers again.
Was on a club RIB dive today, standard routine, half in half out.
I dived in the first wave then took the helm, following the divers on their drift. I noticed that the boat wasn't handling as expected, one of the others on board decided to put the engine into neutral, 10 minutes later and I caught one of the others grabbing hold of the gear lever, so I stood up and walked away from the helm, he immediately apologised.
Another 10 minutes and I saw the first guy grabbing the control out of the corner of my eye and managed to twat him on the knuckles.
Back in the harbour and I pulled up alongside the slipway to unload, engine in neutral as the wind was blowing us onto the side of the slip and someone was tying off the stern. A hand reached over and put the engine into gear, nearly garrotting the bloke tying off.
This is not unusual with the club members, have even had them messing around with my boat, moving fenders, changing plotter settings etc. Will have to have words with the training/boat officer.
There are four varieties in society: the lovers, the ambitious, observers and fools. The fools are the happiest.
Hippolyte Taine – French critic and historian (1828-93)
Only people who are properly trained (or under training) should be allowed to handle the boat especially with divers in the water. I bet most of the meddlers have no idea about the potential consequences of their actions. If it were my boat, I might be inclined to prevent people who have a history of meddling from using it - they will learn quickly or get no dives.