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KENT TO THE RESCUE

Having sailed for more than 45 years, Kent knows the perils of boating well and is quick to jump in to help someone in distress—that is literally “jump into the water” as he did in Naxos recently when a Belgian flagged boat had trouble getting its anchor dislodged from an old mooring. 

This is what we'll do. . .

This is what we'll do. . .

The day prior with heavy wind pushing all our boats toward the quay, this particular boat had dragged anchor and Kent went aboard to help get her secured.  When they went to leave it was apparent that they were in trouble, so off he went again in our dinghy, mask and fins in hand to help out. 

Almost there

Almost there

After several dives on the anchor he was able to secure a line to the offending bottom tackle and assist in the anchor being raised.  Then the poor fella got caught in what little wind there was and ended up back in the slip, this time bow to.

 

Oops, wrong way

Oops, wrong way

 

Well done, Kent

Well done, Kent

All was well that ended well, but this is the third or fourth time that Kent has been under someone else’s boat to solve a problem—it is amazing how few boats even have a mask and snorkel on board.  I can only hope that if he injures himself rescuing someone, that some like minded person will rescue him.

Carol

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  1. Aubry Osborne
    November 3rd, 2011 at 21:18 | #1

    Carol and Kent, thank you so much for sharing your life with us. Kelly and I live in Cheyenne Wyo. and subscribe to IL. What a blessing and a joy it must be to live,sail and enjoy the ports, people and beauty. Kelly has yet to read your (blog?) as she is on her way back from visiting her father in Texas. But I can tell you she is going to love seeing the pics of Jolie especially! Kent, you are a good man and would like to send you a rescue cap from the fire dept. that I work at, sounds like you have earned it many times over. Take care and safe travels. Aubry

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