The cable did its job
Remember how I recently wrote about our friends having their dinghy stolen? Well apparently, while attending the Jump Up street party in Gros Islet on Friday evening, some poor soul confused our dinghy for theirs and invested a considerable amount of effort trying to hack his way through the cable which was locking it to the dock because he didn’t have the key. Bastard! As you can see, the cable did its job though and the dinghy is still in our possession. Sadly, the thieves did walk away with our snazzy and expensive dinghy light which we had tucked out of sight in the bottom of the dink. Oh well.
This was not our first experience with the Jump Up in Gros Islet but unlike our initial trip there, we left our dinghy in, what was in hindsight, a more questionable location at the end of the town dock (as opposed to inside the marina complex). I guess we won’t make that mistake again. The party was awesome and we had a great time there with our friends George and Nico off s/v Earthling. The dinghy issue was a bit of a bummer but fortunately we didn’t realize what had occurred (or what was occurring) until George went looking for us down by the dock. We think that we may have actually interrupted the thieves in the act because the dinghy had been dragged under the large dock, even though I had put a stern anchor out to hold it in place. Perhaps they were using the dock as concealment while they worked on cutting the cable?
Now that that particular cable has been trashed we need to acquire a replacement. Cable or chain, that is the current decision to be made. The owners of dinghies we see locked up seem to be split evenly on this subject. We have some spare 5/16″ chain that we could use in the meantime but I’m pretty partial to the cable, especially considering how it protected our expensive transport from being spirited away. Maybe we should get really paranoid and use both!
On the lighter side, here is a quick clip that I filmed of Rebecca enjoying the underwater portion of our Reality Cruising Adventure. There’s fun for the whole family so book your tickets now.