Life & Travels Afloat in our Moody


Weight-consciousness is not just confined to the ladies, or imposed on men by them. When a couple of your friends make the marine equivalent of ‘your b*m looks big in that’ by saying ‘golly she is low in the water’ it induces instantaneous and long-lasting paranoia!

Ok, I know it all looked fine when we were at the pontoon at Gosport, but it transpires we are slightly heavier on the starboard side. Not much, but enough to generate the sensitivity. Going off on a longer-term basis calls for very different things on board to one’s usual holiday inventory. I blame Annemarie’s shoe wardrobe, but she puts it down to the dive compressor, emergency gear, spares, etc, which is clearly her excuse.

Anyway, immediately accepting the bit of extra padding around the waist was not an option, especially given the cost in boat speed. So far we have managed to offload 1 air filter and 4 tins of wood stain….. Some way to go unfortunately 😦

So thanks for your comments chaps, you know who you are…..

5 comments on “Paranoia

  1. Suky Skinner
    May 30, 2013

    No crumpets or cakes for you two then!! X


  2. David Kerry
    May 30, 2013

    Just finished watching the DVD “The Pirates ! in an Adventure with Scientists” (from the creators of Wallace and Gromit”). Thought I might pick us some useful knowledge to allow me to understand the technical bits of you blog. So, I think the answer to your problem would be to reduce the rum ration – drastic I know.

    Good luck with this adventure of a lifetime.

    David Kerry


    • Annemarie Westwood
      September 12, 2013

      Hi David

      It has been so great to see all your comments and to know that people have been following us. It’s been a wonderful trip so far and definitely the right thing to do. I hope all is well with you and the BHS.

      Love Annemarie


  3. Kate Westwood
    June 1, 2013

    Have to admit that it does sound tough trying to fit into the nautical equivalent of size six, so maybe the answer is for Freebooter to embrace herself as a larger lady than a wannabe Jeauneau!!

    In response to David’s comments about rationing rum I believe you’ve already succeeded in that by not having me onboard 😀 xx


  4. Nick Turner
    June 1, 2013

    May the waves rise to meet you……


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