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Arghhhh Matey! Cap'n Brad's Big Day!

post #1 of 18
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Yesterday was Bradley's first day taking a group out as Captain Stewart! He was so nervous and anxious Saturday night but, of course, he did great!

So I met him at the dock when the boat came in and got a few pictures of his big moment .

Here's his boat, the Great Scott, approaching the dock:


Cap'n Brad posing on his boat:


Cap'n Brad, swabbin' the deck me harty!


post #2 of 18
Glad it went so well Amy! I LOVE the name of the boat as well! Too cute!
post #3 of 18
Congratulations to him!
post #4 of 18
Glad to hear his first day went so well

Great pictures too, I think spending days out there on the water would be wonderful!
post #5 of 18
That's great!!, a very proud moment for both of you!
post #6 of 18
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Thanks Katherine, Clare, Karen, and Tracy .

His biggest fear was that he'd take his group to a place where there'd be no fish. Unfortunately, that sort of was the case. Because of the way the tides were going, they only caught 2 Spanish Mackerel . NOT a big catch, but thankfully his group was understanding (captains have little control over the amount of fish in the sea!) and tipped him well. I told him it can only get better from here!
post #7 of 18
Did you know that today is officially "talk like a pirate" day?
post #8 of 18
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Arghhhh, shiver me timbers!
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Did you know that today is officially "talk like a pirate" day?
I saw that mentioned somewhere else and assumed it was a joke, obviously not!! Oo arr!
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Did you know that today is officially "talk like a pirate" day?
.......this is funnie! ....


Well "master and comander" has a great Weekend? ......
post #11 of 18
Cap'n Bradley you hunka hunka burning nautical love!
Yarrr, now I can see why you let him shiver your timbers, Amy!
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Cap'n Bradley you hunka hunka burning nautical love!
Yarrr, now I can see why you let him shiver your timbers, Amy!
Oh MAN I needed to laugh like that!!!
Thanks; I'll have to let him see that so he can get a little ego bost
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
Cap'n Bradley you hunka hunka burning nautical love!
Yarrr, now I can see why you let him shiver your timbers, Amy!
Never let it be said that we are a SHY bunch!

Congrats to Bradley...and I'll refrain from "pirate speak"...for now!
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
No need to refrain from the pirate talk- this is cracking me up!
post #15 of 18
incidentally Amy, How's brad's pump working for him while he's offshore? I always worry about salt and sand in those things. I know they're water proof, but still. He seems to have a newer model than the ones I'm familiar with though.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by turtlecat
incidentally Amy, How's brad's pump working for him while he's offshore? I always worry about salt and sand in those things. I know they're water proof, but still. He seems to have a newer model than the ones I'm familiar with though.
Oh wow, you know about insuline pumps? Very cool; seems to be a mystery to most! His model is called the MiniMed I think.

Seems to do the trick so far . There are 2 things that are difficult: when he was working as a mate, he'd take his shirt off a lot (b/c it is burning up hot and his shirt gets covered in fish guts anyway. I know-ewww) and ignorant people would grab at the tubing that attaches the pump to his body or they'd say, "What's wrong with you?" Totally rude. The other problem is that the sticky tape that keeps the needle/tubing in his skin loses its stickiness from all of the water and sweat, so he has to end up bringing extra tape and needles with him. It's a pain in the toochus!
post #17 of 18
*nods*that is the one thing about the sites, they're not long lasting stickiness, really I'm surprised that he doesn't run a little more tape over his hip close the pump itself to prevent the snagging of the tube. also, tell him that he migt do well to put a little deoderant on the skin just below the site and tape there on days he's being particularly active. those area a couple tricks I've heard of.

and that sucks about the people that tugged on the tube and were rude like that! not right at all.

I'll bet though that having the pump helped him get fully liscenced though, because he has a regulated source of insulin, rather than having to carry all the injectibles with him, especially since I'll bet he's on a humulin mix.

He looks well though, good on him!

When I was in High School, my boyrfriend at the time first got his pump, and a school official (thinking it was a pager) grabbed the pump out of his hand while he was bolusing for lunch pulling the site off and everything. the bolus ended up going out on the floor and then there was a big to-do about it, because it was hazmat.

it was a bad thing.
post #18 of 18
I hope Capt Brad spends some of his doubloons on his saucy wench!!
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