You might think that the three crew aboard a distinctly yellow French ketch
would be aware that for the almost infinite number of gray inflatables, there is probably only one red one. Still, that didn't stop them from helping themselves to the larger-than-most red inflatable
from Donald Tofias' W-76 Wild Horses
recently in St. Barth.
Their next stop was Simpson Bay Lagoon
in St. Martin, but the word had already gone out on the Coconut Telegraph that they were the likeliest suspects, and sure enough . . .
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"Two Wrongs Finally Make a Right
"March 9, 2009 – St. Martin, Dutch Antilles
thieves may have had balls, but not much in the way of brains. Not only did they steal the only red dinghy
in the land of a million grey ones, they then anchored in the middle of the busy anchorage in Simpson Bay Lagoon
© 2009 Heather Corsaro
"Is there anything more evil than stealing somebody's dinghy when it's their only way to get between the boat and shore? We don't think so, which is why the gods reserve a particularly hot place in hell for people who do things like that.
"The day before we left St. Barth for the Bay Area, via St. Martin, last week, we were told that the dinghy for Donald Tofias' W-76 Wild Horses
had disappeared from the dinghy dock
at Charles de Gaulle Quai."
For the rest of the story, check out today's 'Lectronic Latitude:
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The really funny
part, I think, is that their yellow ketch
(and lack of a dinghy) is equally unique. I wonder how they'll be received as they continue their cruise
through the Caribbean