Originally Posted by carstenb
And exactly what demons prompted you to be sailing in the Biscay in December?
I had an interesting time, southbound in 'the Biscay' in December once (1965)
A grand piano broke free, and the crew had to lassoo it. (sp?)
And a small boy discovered levitation.
If I waited for the right moment, in the stairwell right aft, by the kids' playroom, over the screws, I could take a run along the corridor and leap up an entire flight of stairs in a couple of bounds, as the ship dropped away.
and then (assuming I'd nailed it) I would have to fall face down on the landing halfway between the two decks in question, like a spider after a protracted session of push-ups,
because the ship would throw her stern into the air, and the screws would race
, and my vision would blur as the whole ship shook and shuddered like a horse which has accidentally ingested a wasps' nest....
Standing would be completely out of the question for a few moments, but if I timed it right when I leapt to my feet and turned around, I could bound up most of the remaining half flight before being crushed to the deck
And the best thing was, there was nobody at that end of the ship who was authorised to issue a 'cease and desist' notice.
In fact, puzzlingly, there was nobody there whatsoever.