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Old 02-09-2012, 09:38   #871
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Our neighbour in Cleveland, Qld married a Philippine lady, Luma, when he was 60. Had a little boy too, Alex. Wonder how they all are now, after all this time.

One day Luma expressed an interest in catching mudcrabs. The mangroves were only 50m or so from our houses, just a matter of maintaining a trap down there and keeping the bait topped up (was going to say "fresh" but that would be the wrong word).

So at low tide one afternoon I took her down to our trap. Sure enough, there was a crab in there, but undersized and female too. Can't take undersized crabs, and no females at all, so I was about to tip up the trap and let the little breeder go.

Luma interjected "No, I keep!"

I was about to explain about the regs on crabbing, but she was too fast for me. Before I could even explain about the dangers of mudcrab claws, she had stuck her own claw in the open trap, reaching for the little snipper. My horrified "NOOOOOooooooo.........." must have echoed through the mangrove thickets....

The little mudcrab lady wasn't keen on becoming dinner for the hungry Phillipine lady, so she latched a nipper onto the tender bit of meat between Luma's thumb and fingers. Luma removed her hand from the trap. She hopped about in the mud and made a lot of loud frantic shrieking noises and shook her hand about, while I was also hopping about trying to grab it and free the ladies from their predicament.

The little muddie solved the problem by casting her claw, and used the orbital energy imparted by Luma's swinging arm to soar to safety. She'd regrow her claw later anyway.

Luma eventually calmed down and nursed her bleeding hand as we departed for dry land, but she seemed to have lost her sudden enthusiasm for crabbing, ever again. She wasn't badly hurt, though things could have been much worse. Ah well.....we still supplied her with safely deceased muddies, and got a lot of yummy Phillipine cooking in return.

Blast, now I'm hungry, and no muddies in Bavaria.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:40   #872
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

Hi Zee and all, Diane here. Another newbie sticking her toes in the salt water. Is this really a place for sailing singles to hang and meet?
Ice tea and some beer nuts please.....
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:43   #873
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

um i was wondering that my self whats a single sailor gotta do ta find a new winch wench on here?
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

You need to show us your ummmm.......i mean tell us all your secrets
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Welcome Diane...and he who has not named himself...i am Laura
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Re: SSSSM - Part Deux

ALLLLLLL your secrets..oh yes, and be single sailor seeking a soulmate, not a solo sailor seeking a substitute momma......omg !! did i say that out vloud????
been trying to keep the number of marrieds here to a minimum, as is spozed to be single sailors seeking soulmates..LOL

nothing against married folk, but they truly dont have a place in a singles' bar, if ye know what i mean.....
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S/V Zest, I wasn't looking for a wench, lol. Hi. Not sure how this works online. My profile here is slightly different than the CF main directory. Zee, how do we hug and smile and say Hi?
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Maybe air kisses?
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not married recently single so um yeah to respond to that one
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btw Henry is the name
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henry meet dianne and the rest of the gang---is a good group here.
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Greetings Henry-who-lives-in-freedom! Welcome to the free state of cruisers and the very free state of all us singles! Please note that this very free state is not one of desperation, so you have to mind your manners or us 'sailin wimmin' might not talk to you!
Having said that, please delight and distract us with some interesting conversation and comments, to which we may very well post rude replies.....the mermaids on this forum are not shy, modest or retiring! They're smart, too.........
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I dunno about that! The sucker that went for my toes tonight came straight at me and did his best to lop off a toe or two, I gave him a swift kick and he turned around and attacked a lady walking buy! Can crabs get Rabies? That sucker was one aggressive crab! lol
The landcrabs here in the VI's are the ones to watch - if you catch them in your headlights driving along at night they just stop where they are, raise up and challenge your car. Walking along the road in the semi-dark you see many of them out in the road feasting on their comrades who failed......
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ohboy carniverous crabbies in phillipines. watch out 66--they comin to getchye....LOL..oh that was virgin carnivorous crabbies in islands--could be anywhere..LOL
(this is how we start our rumors here...LOL.....)
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Not sure about Taglog, but in Visayan its OTIN

Little Monkey the thought police caught you!!! LOL
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