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Each day, the local cruisers anchored or moored in various bays around the Island tune in to a “Cruisers Net” on VHF 66.

There is a strict format of Safety & Security Issues; Weather; Treasures of the Bilge (stuff to buy/sell) and so on…

The net starts at 0730 !

“Goooooooood morning Vietnam!…Its 0600…What’s the "0" stand for? ….Oh, my God, it’s early! …”

Click here to  remember Robin, in Good Morning Vietnam?..

RobinWeather…”Well, thank you, Roosevelt. What’s the weather like out there? "It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking." Well, can you tell me what it feels like. "Fool, it’s hot! I told you again! Were you born on the sun? It’s damn hot! I saw – It’s so damn hot, I saw little guys, their orange robes burst into flames. It’s that hot! Do you know what I’m talking about." What do you think it’s going to be like tonight? "It’s gonna be hot and wet! That’s nice if you’re with a lady, but it ain’t no good if you’re in the jungle..”

Or, …”The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it’s hotter than a snake’s ass in a wagon rut….”

Of course the US sailors use the correct CB lingo …very entertaining and amusing…

For example, when the net controller asks listeners for a sound check, one guy comes back with “you’re wall-to-wall and down the hall…”

>>>>>  Listen here – the actual Cruisers Net – Grenada….

Of course it’s best if you have a voice like Jerry Reed first!

…click here for a quick tutorial…”Snowman, What’s Your 20?..”

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