First Time I had been on a Boat, The Trapeze Broke!
It was a day just like this
It was the first time I had been on a yacht.
Young, trim, tanned and so full of life!
Our Physic's teacher (Mr James) had decided that we had studied enough and deserved a day off. So he suggested a sail on his yacht...
Beautiful day, calm water and enough wind to allow a decent sail.
We waded out to this magnificent looking yacht and hauled ourselves in.
This was going to be such a great experience. Unfortunately I can't remember much of the day since then as this is what happened.
We were all taking turns at the trapeze and it did look a little scary to me. But I was assured that all would be fine.
I have an unreasonable fear of swimming in water where I am unable to see what is under me...
So I climbed into the harness, stood up on the side and started the leaning out thing...SNAP
Before I knew what had happened I had fallen into the water, the yacht was sailing off into the distance and I was treading in some very deep and dark water.
Do you know, I am unable to remember the rest of the day. I must have survived as I am here typing some 43 years later.
Me go out on a yacht again...yes please but never, ever, ever ask me to do the trapeze!