Friday, February 5, 2010
Rainy Day Woman
[Note to Self: Never, NEVER fall into the water wearing these boots.]
This here is our Thirsty-Mate. Actually, it now belongs to the thief who stole it from us. (Anyone who knows about the mooring field knows that people will steal anything that isn't locked down. And unfortunately, we didn't lock this one down.) Upon first glance, and based on the name of course, you might suspect this little device is used for sailor drinking games. But that isn't so. This is a nifty device used to pump water out of dinghies. Oh, how I miss the Thirsty-Mate! Here you can see me hard at work in my dinghy, wearing my boots, pumping the water out with my Thirsty-Mate.
Sometimes it happens that I'm caught on land when the rain starts. To minimize the possibility of getting soaked in situations like these, I keep a pair of Frogg Toggs in my car. My mother bought Ben and I each a pair for Christmas a couple years back. I can't tell you the number of times I've outsmarted the rain by having these in my car.