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Old 22-12-2011, 06:36   #1
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Thieves in the Night!

If you ever have found things mysteriously missing from your boats cockpit the explanation may be fairly simple:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: BOATER BEWARE OF THIEVES IN THE NIGHT
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Old 22-12-2011, 06:44   #2
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Re: Thieves in the night!

don't let your camera look like a crab etc
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Old 22-12-2011, 07:01   #3
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Re: Thieves in the night!

Must be a relative of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull..........
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Old 22-12-2011, 07:41   #4
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Re: Thieves in the night!

That opens up whole new industries for carrier pidgeons.
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Hey Mike, How did you recover the camera?
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Re: Thieves in the night!

You had me for a moment with that title. I thought there was going to be a rant for someone stealing something off of Bianka.
Video is funny to see things from a birds view.
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Old 22-12-2011, 08:49   #7
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Hey Mike, How did you recover the camera?
It was not my camera. At least not yet. This video happened in Cannes France. Bird dropped the camera on a nearby castle wall. Fellow had to climb up and get it. Owner was was very lucky he was able to find it.
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don't let your camera look like a crab etc
From the video it seems Seagulls don't seem to be that particular. I worry about leaving some small parts on deck, going below to get a tool then coming back and finding something missing. Watching the tail feathers of some seagull heading off into the sunset.
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after watching the video, I think I now know why I am missing a deck shoe
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So having had my 25kg anchor nicked I guess I need to be looking for a seagull on steroids or a shifty looking albatross.......
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Re: Thieves in the night!

When I worked at the Elliot Bay Marina, a fellow worker and I used to eat our sack lunches on an outside table at the fuel dock.
When he went into the fuel office to buy a bottle of Coke, a seagull swooped down and flew away in a flash with his whole lunch sack!
He didn't believe it; thought we were hiding it, but all we could do was laugh.
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Re: Thieves in the night!

I wonder if seagulls have a use for Jerry cans filled with fuel. And here I was blaming local teens.
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after watching the video, I think I now know why I am missing a deck shoe
I would think a deck shoe might be a little heavy for a Seagull. But, do you have Pelicans in the area?
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Cool.
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Re: Thieves in the night!

In my area, Procyon lotor, is one of the major nocturnal thieves if one can find a way to get aboard.

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