Sail On Sailor

Dear Friends,

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.

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We bought our tickets and found great seats at the front of the boat.

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Off we went alongside beautiful medieval buildings,

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under old stone bridges

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and past some of Bruge’s more unusual inhabitants.

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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!

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 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!

Justin.

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12 Comments

  1. Goodness Justin, that was a narrow escape! Whilst a trip on one of those boats would be lovely, a lifetime of it might have got a bit dull after a while.

  2. Hello Sailor!!!!

  3. Now here is a story Manny didn’t tell me, Justin! I suspect there is much I don’t know! 🙂 Congratulations on your award. I voted for you. I hope you get lots of votes. I love your blog, and Manny is still in awe that he got to spend so much time with you.

    • Marsha, I have plenty more where that came from but there are some stories Manny and I will never tell. I miss Manny. We had a lot of fun together.

      Thank you for voting for me. Could you spread the word by sharing my link on Facebook please? Mrs ET would be very grateful.

      • You have your own FB? How cool! I don’t think I’ve been there. Would you put your link in the response box so people can see it here, and then I’ll share it other places, too! 🙂

  4. Reblogged this on Manny's Blog and commented:
    My friend Justin is up for an award for his superb blog. Please follow this link for vote for Justin’s blog, The Adventures of Justin Beaver. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BAB2014

  5. Very near miss, is that because of the language barrier?

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