A few years ago, I was sailing the Virgin Islands
on a 37 ft O'Day; a nine-day cruising trip. There were 5 of us on board. We took off from Christiansted, St. Croix - USVI and headed to St. John - USVI. I anchored, for the night, across Cinnamon Bay. I know Cinnamon very well, as I visited this campground for several years. Early in the morning, at day break, I launched the row-boat dingy to shore. Ashore, I did my business and showered. I also picked up a couple of coconuts for the crew.
Returning back to the boat, everything went well until I was about to jump on board. An unforeseen bow wave, from a ferry
boat, pushed the dingy hard against the sailboat...making an awful sound...as if the boat has collided. The sleepy crew was abruptly awaken and jumped up on deck
. I explained what had just happened; none was amused. There was no damage to the boat or the dingy.
As "punishment" I wound up making dinner (including Greek pastries) for a few nights. By the end of the trip, we all had a blast and laughed it off!
Memories are made of these silly events!