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…..