January 15, 2010

The Little Green Boat

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! WooHoo! I hope you all have some fun weekend plans.

As promised, today I will share another Puglette and Hubby adventure tale. This is another story about our little green boat. I first introduced you to our boat in this post. Today I thought I would tell you about our very first exciting adventure in the little green boat.

Hubby bought the boat from a former co-worker many years ago. It was exciting to have a boat, we have many small lakes around us. At that time hubby was really into fishing so the little boat would be a great addition.

He brought the little boat home and we decided to try it out on a local lake. Now I am not sure why we did not go to the lake that is about three blocks away from home, but we didn't. We went to a lake about ten miles away. It may have been because we needed to visit his mom...but I digress.

The boat was small enough to shove into the back of our SUV. It stuck out a bit, but was definitely manageable. Off we went to test out our boat! We were so excited!

It was a lovely summer evening. We are fortunate to have daylight until late into the evening during our summers. We were happily drifting along, just put putting slowly with our one horsepower, electric motor. It was so nice, quietly sailing along with the sunset turning Mount Rainier pink.

As we were calmly cruising the lake, we suddenly hear a boat engine in the distance. No big deal, there was enough room on the lake for everyone. Until we see the motor boat speeding along...straight for us! And the motor boat driver was not looking our way, he didn't see us!

We were sitting ducks. There was no way we could out run a large, expensive motor boat. I started screaming and waving my arms, hoping to catch the driver's eye. Hubby started moving us out of the way as fast as possible. But let me tell you...one horsepower versus 300 horsepower, well you know who was on the losing end of that equation.

The motorboat driver did not see us, he was still looking away from us. We both thought we were about to crash and started to stand up, ready to jump overboard. But phew! the motorboat turned away from us just enough at the last moment. We were almost swamped but just rode out the swells from his passing.

As soon as we knew we would be safe, I said these infamous words to my husband "Get a bigger motor"! He could not believe his ears! I was actually telling him to make our boat go faster! Me, the woman that squealed every time he went over the speed limit! Go Faster!! Well, that's what being a sitting duck does to you. You say goofy things.

We did get a bigger motor, five horsepower! And we continued to have lots and lots of fun in that little boat. But we did have a few more exciting adventures...but those will have to wait for another blog post.

Have a great weekend, my friends!


  1. Well, first I have to say that I love your illustration, and also the picture of the capsizing kitty! I sure am glad you did not get runned over by that irresponsible driver!

  2. How cool! Do you puggies get to go - Hope you have your own lifevests if so - sounds like some crazy people out there BOL!! Mt. Rainier sure is cool looking in the background - what a lovely place you live in!!

    Brutus the Frenchie

  3. Ha ha ha! What a great story. We live on the Bay in Morro Bay and see a LOT of close calls. We're glad you survived this one.

    Oh, I LOVE your background. I volunteer to observe and document some nesting barn owls that are on a live cam. They just laid 5 eggs. If you love owls I'll send you the link so you can see them.

    Have a great weekend,

  4. Hi Puglette
    You are the best story teller EVER!
    When i saw the title of your story, i opened the page and read!
    Your adventures are so FUN to hear about and they are all true storys!
    We are happy nobody had to jump in the water to get away from the fast boat!
    What a GRAND story

  5. I just love reading your stories too; especially since I know your hubby so well. Keep em coming !!! Love you guys !!!! I never know what "select profile" means so the only one that works for is Anonymous - It's Me, Aunt Mare !!!


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