Mission 9 - Go on a Catamaran Cruise and drive the Cruising Vehicle- Completed

Mission 9 - Go on a Catamaran Cruise and drive the Cruising Vehicle- Completed

"Men become very protective over their mechanical toys and dare we women try to intervene between the bonds they have, the nerves start twitching and all of a sudden you have their full attention."

I arrived at the dock where a little boat was going to take me to my beautiful white, water vehicle whereby I would stare beyond the ocean and smell the sweet odour of fish. It’s so refreshing to be out in the open, away from the hustle bustle of the city. Stepping on board I immediately started to rock and realized that this task was going to be more difficult than I thought. Sailing a boat is one thing but trying to balance, with a cocktail in one hand and the steering wheel in the other could become dangerous. I could just imagine the broadcasts over the seas... "Little MMI is on boat... I repeat... Little MMI is on boat... leave the waters whilst you still can... repeat... leave!”. Hehe.

LittleMMI Crusing

LittleMMI Catamaran Crusing

Starboard, port, main sail... sailing has its own jargon, its own way of saying simple things in a very complicated manner. Why couldn’t one just say, go to the side on your left, or make your way to the right? When someone says to me port... I immediately think, sure... "How would you like that, a single or double?"

LittleMMI Catamaran Deck

LittleMMI Catamaran Sail

Trying to convince the captain to allow me to steer the mechanism took a lot of pressuring, it meant that I would have to bring out my womanly powers and use words like... "Ohhh please... you are so sweet" and "Did I ever tell you that you have such nice feet?" Next thing you are trying on his ultra latest fashionable captain’s hat and before you know it, you're behind the steering wheel.

LittleMMI Catamaran Steering

LittleMMI Catamaran Controls

Men become very protective over their mechanical toys and dare we women try to intervene between the bonds they have, the nerves start twitching and all of a sudden you have their full attention. All this captain could say to me was, "Stay in that direction, no... no… no, not like that". I must have heard that the entire 30 minutes! He blocked out the relaxing sounds of waves crashing against the boat and the sail flapping in the breeze. How was I meant to be one with the boat? How was I meant to be the boat? Something had to be done, my glass was empty... my plot! I didn’t just get the captain to allow me to steer the boat, I got him to get me a refill of Rum punch as well... now that's womanly art! Haha! So I had my precious moment with the boat.

LittleMMI Catamaran Steering

LittleMMI Catamaran Steering

So dear readers I've been the "captainess", I’ve sailed the ocean... I've smelt the fresh fish.

LittleMMI Catamaran Scenic View

LittleMMI Catamaran Cruising

Pace Yourself!


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