excerpt from my wife's blog from when we were boarded last month in black point. We almost found out how they would have reacted.
,,,, " We were ready to lift
when up pulls the Bahamian equivalent to US Border Patrol, guys with guns
(albiet small caliber) they asked to board, didnít think now was a good time to tell them we were just leaving. So they came aboard one guy about mid 30ís and three young men
about 18-21. All very polite and professional.* The older one asked if we had any weapons or ammo, nope we do not. He wanted our paperwork which I had nearby and passports.
One of the younger men
barely 18 I think, asked if I could show him around, why of course!* We started in the salon
I had to lift
all the cushions
and show him underneath, pull out various boxes and open them. Next to the galley
, open the drawer and cupboards. All clear. Next down on the port side, first the cats/laundry/storage room he didnít ask for me to lift or open anything there. Next to our head
, we have a camping type head
in there, he asked me to open the lid, sure will, but thatís weird. Not going to hide anything in there I promise.
Now on to our stateroom,* uh oh. We keep various sized cloth boxes on the shelves to store our clothing
in under the wire shelf. In this one area there are three of those boxes, he asked me to pull each on down, there is nothing behind/under them. Next he asked me to move the clothing
about so he could see, the first one had all my shirts, all clear. The next one had my panties and socks, all clear. The third box, ummmm I start sweating bullets I pull out sweat pants slowly, then Jammie flannel bottoms again slowly and just as I am about to scar this young boy for life he is satisfied I am not hiding anything. Let me tell you how quickly we headed to the other side of the boat from there. That side was uneventful.
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