|~ First Mate Patrolling the Docks ~ |
A Cat’s Eye
View of Marine Life
I take my duties very seriously, and patrolling the docks is
one of my favorite jobs. I inspect everyone's vessel, make sure their awnings will hold up, and after that
- it's time to take a break. Most people seem happy to hang out with me. Sometimes we'll watch a video in their
main salon, or we'll retreat to the fly deck for a bit, watching those big fish jump out of the water. Occasionally
I can pick up a snack, but before long it's time for me to move on to the next vessel inspection.
interesting to see the diverse quarters each of my dock mates have on their craft. The power-boaters
always have the best TVs, lots of stuff and countless cubbyholes for me to inspect. Their swim decks are easier
for me to get on, but they never seem to go anywhere - always moaning about the price of gas. On the rare
occasion that they do venture out, oh what a racket and stink they make! They're good people
though, and I can't fault them for their choice of vessel.
|~ Neptune Doing a Canvas Check ~ |
But I must admit I'm partial to the sail-boaters. They always have a lot more lines
for me to check, and they seem to enjoy personal interaction - spending time in long conversations, laughing
and telling tales. They seem to leave the docks more frequently, and often are gone
for several days. I have to be careful that I'm not caught onboard. It would be big trouble for me if
I went AWOL.