Anyone who has read and enjoyed the tales of Tristan Jones will get a kick our of this story from Ireland. It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with Northwest boating, but anytime you laugh out loud reading a new story, it’s worth making an exception.
A New Zealand seadog believed lost aboard a small yacht in the hurricane-swept North Atlantic turned up alive and well today in Portmagee, Ireland.
Frank Cooper, 62, did not know three nations were looking for him and the 10-metre Golden Eagle.
“Delivering boats and living on ‘em and sailing ‘em is all adventure as long as you survive mate,” he said between a meal of roast duck and promises of his first shower in more than a month.
His comments about the suitability of several well-known production boats for handling big waves is — um — salty to say the least.
Read the full story here.
Hat tip to reader Peter Caras for the link. Thanks Peter!