Help contacting another loonie?

NUTMEG

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The other weekend I had a nice double tide outing to West Mersea.

Pleasant sail with the tide down from Maldon and a very enjoyable beat back up later. Only run aground once!

Whilst waiting for the trot boat on the hammerhead at West Mersea I stumbled upon another guide dog using sailor. Inca thought he was the only guide dog that had a blind sailing owner.

Anyway, the chap gave me his name, mentioned he lived on the island and kept his boat there, but I have forgotten his name. If any of you chaps from West Mersea or thereabouts knows this chap (there really can not be that many of us) would you be so kind to pass on my email address and casually mention I would like to keep in touch and share experiences etc.

I sometimes feel a bit isolated and think I should stop being a twit and accept my limitations rather then keep struggling on sailing. Trouble is I love it! It would be good to be in touch with another loony to exchange the odd email etc.

Cheers chaps

Steve
 

DavidofMersea

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The other weekend I had a nice double tide outing to West Mersea.

Pleasant sail with the tide down from Maldon and a very enjoyable beat back up later. Only run aground once!

Whilst waiting for the trot boat on the hammerhead at West Mersea I stumbled upon another guide dog using sailor. Inca thought he was the only guide dog that had a blind sailing owner.

Anyway, the chap gave me his name, mentioned he lived on the island and kept his boat there, but I have forgotten his name. If any of you chaps from West Mersea or thereabouts knows this chap (there really can not be that many of us) would you be so kind to pass on my email address and casually mention I would like to keep in touch and share experiences etc.

I sometimes feel a bit isolated and think I should stop being a twit and accept my limitations rather then keep struggling on sailing. Trouble is I love it! It would be good to be in touch with another loony to exchange the odd email etc.

Cheers chaps

Steve

I have friend who knows of this guy, and he has promised to let me have the contact details next week
 

UncleAlbert

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I sometimes feel a bit isolated and think I should stop being a twit and accept my limitations rather then keep struggling on sailing. Trouble is I love it

Err isn't that phrase applicable to all/ most/ some of us (select as felt appropriate).

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NUTMEG

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I sometimes feel a bit isolated and think I should stop being a twit and accept my limitations rather then keep struggling on sailing. Trouble is I love it

Err isn't that phrase applicable to all/ most/ some of us (select as felt appropriate).

You miserable old sod :)

I suppose you have a point mate. Just a passing moment of self pity I guess. Sorry.

I am having an eye removed in August, no vision in it anyway. I guess it got me thinking about the future, never a good idea at the best of times. Promise I have cheered up now!

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Gargleblaster

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I have a dog that is blind that occasionally I take sailing. She can not only spell W-A-L-K, but also recognises B-O-A-T. I keep trying to take her into places like our local library that say 'Only Blind Dogs allowed', but for some reason they don't think she is entitled.

She is the best sail trimmer around. the slightest flutter in the luff and she starts barking. I just haven't been able to teach her to tail a sheet.
 
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