Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Perfect Vacation

We just got back from our vacation. We sailed to Mattituck for 2 days, then spent 5 days in Block Island, and hit Mattituck for the final weekend on the way home. It was fun. But our camera went bye-bye in the middle of the trip.

Let me explain the drawing. We took a bunch of pictures during the first 4 days of our trip, but sadly, one afternoon my trusty digital camera met with an unfortunate accident. After returning from an afternoon swimming at a perfect beach, we were climbing back into the boat, which was moored at Block Island in roughly 25 feet of water. The camera somehow managed to pop out of the backpack, bounce once on the deck, and tumble just out of reach into the Great Salt Pond. Hence the drawing above.

We watched in stunned silence for a few moments, while a tiny trail of bubbles marked the spot where the camera disappeared into the briny deep. True, the camera WAS seven years old; it WAS a sub-megapixel model; and now I'll have a valid reason to buy a decent camera...but still, we had this thing for ages, and it took a lot of fun pictures (some of which are in this blog and others); I felt a bit sad.

So we decided the best course of action was to pour us a couple of drinks and get ready to go out to dinner. Because after all, it WAS an old camera, and we were on vacation. It'd be silly to let something like that ruin our good time.

And "The Oar" restaurant at Block Island Boat Basin makes a great Mahi-mahi sandwich! Not to mention a slightly toxic but wonderful rum drink called the "No Problem".

So, for the balance of the vacation, I actually had a better time than I would have, because I was freed from the responsibility of taking pictures all the time.

We had a great time.

2 Comments:

At 9/15/2005 6:51 PM, Blogger gazza27 said...

The camera was 7 years old? i think it's in the best place now!

 
At 9/16/2005 8:02 PM, Blogger CT Bob said...

Yeah, you're probably right.

 

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