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A view from the otherside


After already being rescued twice at sea in my life to date, and in the hope that we one day get a motorboat, me and Dad are attending a "day skipper" course at the local boating club which runs for the next 12 weeks. It was the introduction evening tonight.
It was quite an eye opening experience to turn up to a random club - someone else's familiar turf, be greeted by well established regulars and sit through a presentation with a bunch of jargon some of which I didn't understand. Tonight amongst other things, I learnt that the warp needs to be 3 to 5 times as deep as the water you are in, heard some long winded but entertaining stories of rescue at sea and even saw a video of a boat that capsized in which the occupants died. Overall pretty interesting stuff.

Made me wonder what its like for people attending church for the first time. Im intimidated enough going to a cafe or bar that I havent been to before (discovered this gem last fortnight... chur andy).

It continues to amaze me that in spite of our best efforts otherwise, people still seem to discover Jesus.

“A view from the otherside”

  1. Blogger Gareth Bezett Says:

    I did the Day Skipper course aboard the Spirit of NZ in 7th Form. I later did a Boat Master course, wihch is more of the same + plus a bit more navigation and the night signals. I got 97.5% on the test. Beat that, go on, I dare ya.