Adventures of Calypso

06 August 2013 | Somesville, Mt. Desert
04 August 2013 | Eggemoggin Reach
03 August 2013 | Benjamin River
02 August 2013 | Castine
01 August 2013 | Castine
20 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
18 July 2013 | Camden
17 July 2013 | North Haven
16 July 2013 | Winter Harbor, Vinalhaven
14 July 2013 | Pulpit Harbor
13 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
12 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
08 July 2013 | Rockland, ME
07 July 2013 | Harbor Island, Muscongus Bay
06 July 2013 | Pemaquid Harbor
05 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
04 July 2013 | Snow Island, Casco Bay
25 July 2012 | Home again
24 July 2012
24 July 2012 | Boothbay

Dr. Dad or The Fish's Revenge

27 January 2011 | Georgetown
Sunny, NE 5
We motored in zero wind along with a dozen other boats to Georgetown. Quite the caravan. Coming through the cut Alex snagged a large snapper, a fitting end to his fishing on Calypso. As he set about cleaning it, he stabbed his finger with a very sharp dorsal spine which then broke off under the skin. Owwwy, owwwy, owwwy! Not your ordinary splinter. Probing with a needle produced no results. Dad rummaged around in the first aid kit and produced a surgical blade. Go cut yourself!

Oh, and we have some syringes and lidocaine which we have been toting around for 30 years since our honeymoon sail to Bermuda. Wouldn't you know it, but at the SSCA gam last November, they had us loading up syringes and stabbing potatoes. I confidently stabbed Alex a few times and presto, his finger is numb. He did the cutting. You can see the bugger he excavated.

Come to think of it, the last time we used those syringes and lidocaine was when Alex was three and he split his head open on a winch. A fellow cruiser (a doc in real life) stitched him up with our supplies.
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Vessel Name: Calypso
Vessel Make/Model: Gulfstar 50 ketch
Hailing Port: New Castle, NH
Crew: Jonathan and Christine

Who: Jonathan and Christine
Port: New Castle, NH