With Monday such a nice day I decided to take the dog to the beach. The light was magnificent with the white sands of Good Harbor Beach contrasting with the rich blue sky. Then on Tuesday at the last minute decided to see the cruise ship "MS Eurodam" on her last visit for the year. Normally she stays in port and departs around 7;00 pm so I had plenty of time to go out. About 3:00pm I arrive in the outer harbor and shut my engine down about 1500' beyond the ship. I could plainly hear Calypso music playing as I moved around my boat taking shots. That's when I noticed all the shuttle boats back in their davits. I thought that was a bit strange that no shuttle boats were going back and forth. Soon I notice the ship moving, leaving early as the Pilot Boat "Eastern Point" rounded from the backside of the ship. I was busy taking pictures and figured I had plenty of time to move in case she headed towards me. When she did I went to start the motor and nothing! I try again and nothing.....she's getting too close for comfort and my engine won't start! I tried to stay calm and think of my options. I could radio the ship or the Pilot Boat but a ship that size can't stop on a dime so maybe the Pilot Boat could assist me....in a hurry! Just then I figure it out, my kill switch clip popped loose while I was moving around taking shots of the beast!
The white sands of Good Harbor Beach.
Walking the dog.
Molly moves along the boardwalk.
Pirate ship "Formidable" as I head out.
"MS Eurodam" and lobster boat.
Pilot Boat "Eastern Point"
"MS Eurodam" spins around.
She's heading towards me!
My engine is back running as she passes.
Her huge bow with Eastern Point Light in the distance.
Passengers wave from the top deck.
"MS Eurodam" in my wake.
It's not "soda" and not "pop" or even "soda pop" it's "tonic"!
It's a "rotary" not a "roundabout"!
"Going up the line" is a term used when leaving the island!
A "jigga"is a homemade powerless go-cart!
It's not "Break Time or Coffee Break" it's "Mug-up"!
It's not a "water fountain" it's a "Bubbla"!