Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Come Aboard!

From Chapman's Boating Etiquette, I learned that you never step onto someone's boat unless you are invited.
We've definitely noticed this.  The other boaters we meet are extremely careful not to lift a foot from the dock until you say, "Come aboard."

Would you like to see what our boat looks like on the inside? Come aboard!


  1. Love the pictures! Love the boat! Love you.
    Aunt Mary

  2. Hi, Mary! It's fun to have you along for the voyage!

  3. Beautiful boat! Looks great on the inside and the outside!

  4. Hi, Cynthia and Bill--

    Your mom & dad called me a few minutes ago to talk about how they missed me from Noah's Bar Mitzvvah last month when I was sick w/pneumonia. Well, I'm glad to tell you that I'm on the mend w/plenty of meds and TLC from GWU docs!

    Regarding boating etiquette, on all the Star Trek, mini-series and novels I watch and read, naval and Coast Guard forces say, "Permission to come aboard?" and the reply is "Permission granted, Sir." Officers coming aboard will salute their opposite number, salute the National Colors, e.g., the flag and battle ensign of the vessel they're boarding, and proceed to accompany their hosts. That's what they do in the military and Coast Guard anyway (my boss is a former Coast Guard Lt. Commander). In the private sector, I'm sure you're describing the proper way to board somebody else's vessel.

    What's going on w/Anna and Ben? What does Anna do during the summer? When does Ben graduate? Lots of questions, I'm sure.

    I'll do my best to follow your progress on your cruise. One thing you might want to make sure about: Know how to handle the marine radio and a boat hook! Your Aunt Marilyn can tell you about our many adventures aboard our power boat way back in the 80s and 90s when we really needed to know how to handle those things, even when our co-owners of our boat sometimes fumbled those things!

    Have a good time in Canada and a few other ports along the way!

    Love, Shep