Sail On Sailor
Have you ever been mistaken for something completely different than what you are? I’ve been mistaken for a Canadian beaver and a teddy bear in the past, which is not so surprising. But I was absolutely astounded when a canal boat captain in Bruges thought I was his tip!
Let’s go back to the beginning of the story. Manny and I had been enviously watching these little boats, laden with tourists, sailing up and down the canals all day so we decided we should go for a ride too.
We bought our tickets and found great seats at the front of the boat.
Off we went alongside beautiful medieval buildings,
under old stone bridges
and past some of Bruge’s more unusual inhabitants.
As we returned to the dock at the end of our trip my personal assistant The Eternal Traveller took a photo of the captain with us. And it was then that the captain thought she was giving us to him as payment for the boat ride!
I was quite relieved when Mrs ET retrieved us – we could have spent the rest of our days pressganged into service!
Talk about near misses!