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Captains are from Mars, Admirals are from Venus

04 November 2009
Photo is of the sun rising this morning over the Schooners docked at the Maritime Center

Boats sailing together offshore usually keep a scheduled radio contact for safety, exchange of information etc. As we sailed through the night on Monday there were several boats regularly conversing and although we did not join in (not being part of the original group) I learned a lot by listening to these, obviously seasoned, mariners. For instance, it had never occurred to us to call the Harbor Pilots as we pass by a major shipping channel to find out about big boat traffic. However, I digress. The following is a verbatim transcript of conversations heard between the Captains and Admirals of two boats:

Approx 01.00hrs:

Captain #1: How're y'all doing?
Captain #2: I'm cold
Captain #1: Ugh!
Captain #2: How's your seasickness?
Captain #1: Lord Nelson said it best "the only cure for seasickness is to lay down under a tree" right now I'm looking for a tree.
Captain #2: Uh, too bad. Oh well - switching back to one-six
Captain #1: Roger that, switching one-six

Approx 0300hrs: - The Admirals are now on watch.

Admiral #1: Good morning, how is everything?
Admiral #2: Everything is fine thanks - how are you?
Admiral #1: Very well, we're doing good. How about that moon?
Admiral #2: Oooh yes - it's nice to see it
Admiral #1: Are you going in at Charleston?
Admiral #2: Yes we are - our daughter lives there so we cannot sail by. Also she has our cats and we love to see our cats!
Admiral #1: Oh how lovely. Yes we are headed in as well. Did you hear about the report from the Charleston Pilots: There's no traffic in or out until this afternoon so we should be all clear. But there is a dredge south of the channel and we need to keep clear of him.
Admiral #2: Yes, we see the dredge on our AIS. We will let you know if he comes into the channel
Admiral #1: Ok that sounds good. Well, stay safe and let us know if you need anything, we'll switch back to one-six.
Admiral #2: Thanks very much and the same to you, switching back to one-six

I know it's a cliché and I will let you be the judge, but I do believe this illustrates the point that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Shannon38 #33
Hailing Port: East Greenwich, RI
Crew: Tom & Vicky Worosz
About: We have cruised to the Bahamas and back twice ad are now back on land for a while. This Summer (2012) we have outfitted ourseleves with motorcycles and are heading off for a month long "land cruise'

Who: Tom & Vicky Worosz
Port: East Greenwich, RI