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Boating Mishaps . . . Just Don’t! July 8, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Mickey-SurferBoating is not always a walk in the park.  Or a walk down the dock.

Sometimes it’s an accident waiting to happen.

A slip, trip, and fall into the drink.

A wipe out in the waves.

Study this video and learn from their mistakes and missteps so you can avoid dangerous mishaps the next time you’re sailing, fishing, boating, or just floating o’er the waves.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Inspiration: video clip from Granny1947.



1. Pix Under the Oaks - July 8, 2013

Getting on and off a boat. Always an opportunity for mishap.. 😀
Laughing here early this morning!

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

BFF and I couldn’t help laughing at these mishaps and missteps. It reminded us of a reel of slapstick comedy by impossibly talented stunt men and women.

Amazing that people have cameras ready to catch moments like these.

2. shreejacob - July 8, 2013

Oh ouch, ouch! I remember the time when I was about 8 or 9, I did what one of those people in the video did! Getting into a boat from a jetty higher than the boat, I slipped and fell! I couldn’t swim! Thank God a man (I remember he had one hand bandaged probably from a bad sprain or something) grabbing me and pulling me up! I’ve always been terrified of getting into boats since then

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

When one considers the myriad ways we can slip, trip, and fall on our journey, it’s a miracle any of us reach the “finish line.”

Glad someone was there to rescue you from your dunk in the deep.

3. aawwa - July 8, 2013

Yes, OUCH! That was funny 🙂

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

As I laughed, I thought, “I hope no one got hurt as they toppled over board.” I suspect a few sustained bruised egos.

4. katecrimmins - July 8, 2013

Thanks for the morning laugh! I am always cautious about getting into and out of anything in the water. Damn stuff is slippery!

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

Water is slippery and tricky as it trickles, drips, and dribbles about. I walked into the kitchen the other day and my feet flew out from under me when I slid in a tiny puddle of water left by an ice cube that escaped from the chute in the refrigerator door.

5. Andra Watkins - July 8, 2013

I try to have friends with boats, and they must know how to use them.

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

We’ve enjoyed many boating excursions with friends over the years . . . sailing is our favorite. No motor noises to compete with nature sounds.

Andra Watkins - July 8, 2013

We have a two-seater kayak. Same deal. 🙂

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

We’ve kayaked down here a time or two.

Lovely and quiet, but much more work than letting the sails (and sailors) do the heavy lifting. 😉

6. Booksphotographsandartwork - July 8, 2013

I like my two feet on the ground. I’ll look at the water and maybe stick my toes in but it’s mostly firm ground for me or I will be one of those people in the videos!

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

I love getting out on the water but am increasingly cautious when embarking and debarking (disembarking, if you prefer). I do not want to end up on America’s Funniest Home Videos.

7. colonialist - July 8, 2013

You can’t blame them – there is something about water which makes it suck people, or suckers people, or makes them into suckers, or just shows how wet they can be.

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

They’re all washed up!

I just heard this whale of a tale . . . a surfer in Sydney was knocked unconscious by the tail of a whale. A 40-foot whale was floating about with surfers when it flipped its tail, causing the surfer to flip into the surf, unconscious.

Friends pulled him to shore. He was in a neck brace, but talking.

colonialist - July 8, 2013

And he won’t stop talking – about that little incident – for a long time, I would think!
As I have just noted in a post I am writing, we had very leapy whales today.

nrhatch - July 8, 2013
8. kateshrewsday - July 8, 2013

This is a wonderful video, Nancy, and it reminds me of the day we were sailing round the Isle of Wight in the round the island race. We came back to the harbour and Phil did just this – though he just managed to make a final decision and jump in time….

nrhatch - July 8, 2013

Boating requires agility AND good timing. Glad that Phil managed a bit of both.

My favorite ~ the sailboat capsizing due to the shenanigans afoot on deck. Oops!

9. two engaging goldens - July 9, 2013

Loved the video – what is it about watching other people hurting themselves or their feelings that appeals to us? I am a Taurean and I love the land, which is obvious whenever I try to swim in the ocean – all legs and arms. Joy

nrhatch - July 9, 2013

I often am uncomfortable watching videos with people hurting themselves. This video made me laugh because most of these mishaps seem to be more embarrassing than physically injurious. Or at least that’s what I told myself while laughing. :mrgreen:

10. diannegray - July 9, 2013

Just what I needed to give me a good laugh today, Nancy (although hubby will be on a boat on the weekend – hope he doesn’t slip!) 😉

nrhatch - July 9, 2013

Hope he enjoys his boating without ending up on camera in the drink!

BTW: My sister downloaded Manslaughter yesterday AND I shared Hot Dog Stand and The Butcher of Meanie Creek with BFF. He LOVED them both ~ he likes the way you write!!!

diannegray - July 9, 2013

I’m SO glad! ..and thank you for sharing them 😀

nrhatch - July 9, 2013

I also shared a “teaser” from Hot Dog Stand on Teaser Tuesday:


11. sufilight - July 9, 2013

I watched this in my iPhone while I was out today and was chuckling out loud by myself. Loved it! 😀

nrhatch - July 9, 2013

Yay! I thought these were terribly amusing . . . especially the sailboat when their nefarious plan to toss one passenger overboard went awry. 😛

12. Three Well Beings - July 9, 2013

Should I feel just a teensy bit uncomfortable that I laughed so hard at other people’s embarrassing, and sometimes painful moments? hahaha! I laughed at each one as though I hadn’t seen the others! Too funny. Reminds me of my favorite episode of the old British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances when the very proper Hyacinth falls off the pseudo-yacht. I looked for a scene to share, but all I could find was the entire episode. I love that show…and yachts and boating accidents figure into the humor quite prominently. Thank you for my morning guffaw, Nancy!

nrhatch - July 9, 2013

I had the SAME thought, Debra. I felt a bit bad laughing so hard at the mishaps and missteps of others . . . but I told my self that bruising the ego is not fatal. Pride goeth before with the fall.

I’ll check out Keeping Up Appearances. I’ve heard of it, but never caught an episode.

13. jannatwrites - July 9, 2013

I think some of these people probably felt a bit rough the next day. So glad I don’t have a boat, because I’m fairly certain my lack of coordination would land me in the water- in a most graceless/unflattering way.

nrhatch - July 9, 2013

Most of these folks would have benefited from a gangplank or on/off ramp connecting ship to shore. Even a 3 foot section of plywood would have saved them from getting soggy.

I’d love to have a sailboat . . . and a captain to sail it. 😀

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