I have had a few entertaining moments while fully dissolved in boat life and then encountering landsmen.
Recently while anchored in Baltimore
harbor. My son and I rowed over to visit a couple. After a beer
I thought I had better check to see if Sheila wanted to come join us. I sent my 8 year old off rowing to Sabray (wearing a Jacket). He gets over to the boat and is chatting with Mom while standing in the Dinghy
holding onto the rails. A policeman on shore saw all this and was getting agitated hollering from the dock
that Brayden should sit down. We waved acting like we thought he was saying hello. He wandered off unable to do much with the situation. I thought this was pretty funny
as Brayden has been iaround boats since he was 2.
Another friend recently got pulled over in his double Kayak
on the hudson
with his daughter. Some one reported a childs voice maybe in distress
coming from the water
. In fact they had taken to singing while they paddled. The police were called and they were summoned to shore to explain the situation. Ive had a few other moments where things appeared normal on board but from shore they must have been alarming.
Thinking these things must happen quite a bit and may bring some good stories to light.