I think your post on page one, Kai Nui, wrapped the thing up very well. I agree anyway. I can understand the guy going off the rails but agree with you he picked a poor option. In Bowen harbour the plague is a flock of f**king swallows. I remember spending all afternoon cleaning
up the boat in anticipation of a cruise
with another couple. We left to go have a dinner here at the factory and when returned to the boat about 2200 found her covered. She was no longer "WhiteBird" more like "ShitBird". Under moonlight me and the other guy washed her down again. Leaving the stuff on, it will dry like eopxy! I threatened after that to get a tennis racket with an extended handle for the next time they swooped!.... but I didn't. Then the little creatures got in the port I left open in the heads and in a few days built several nest's. A god awful mess... I threatened nuclear attack or at least bio logical retribution... but I didn't.
I took a bunch of those ecologicaly unfriendly plastic shopping
bags and tied them all over the boat to flop and shake in the breeze and insured the boat was buttoned up tight and no covers left on that made a handy shelter for them. It took a couple hours to remove all the crap before sailing and to air out the heads! (Whew!) But it did bring the **** level down to managable... Then the sea eagle discovered what a wonderful perch my windex made!
I went sailing to get off the tense track of land life... I have made a lot of progress at learning
how to be more tolerant and accepting of the nature I have chosen to live with... but some of the lessons are pretty shitty! (sorry.. a little)