Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rock the Boat, Baby

The free online dictionary defines "wake" as follows: "The visible track of turbulence left by something moving through water."

And near our anchorage and close to all marinas, there is a sign like the one to your left. It's common courtesy not to fly by certain areas or near boats on the waterway at maximum speed causing turbulence and a general discomfort to others.

Eric and I get waked all of the time and actually enjoy it. A little rocking at night can be soothing while asleep and an occasional heavy hit can be fun. This morning, however, Clementine was rocked like never before. Things were falling off the shelves. We were getting slammed from side to side and it didn't stop for quite some time. I managed to save my laptop and remain standing. Eric got by with a small cut when he was thrown face first into a bronze portal. He may even have a black eye. A little taste of the ocean right in the middle of the Potomac River.

1 comment:

Siobhan said...

Wow - there is getting waked and getting waked - hope you were able to put everythting back wehre it belongs