Beware of Whales, and Other Sailing Dangers

I’ve heard a lot of unfounded fears about sailing and living on board, but this one takes the cake. “What if a whale comes up and knocks the boat over? We have a lot of big whales around here.”

To be fair, the person who said this knows nothing about sailing or boating of any kind, from what I’ve gathered. But still. If this were really that big a risk, I’m sure we would hear about it in the news every so often. Instead, car accidents and shootings seem higher on the list of dangers in this city.

I’ve also been told to watch out for pirates, but if they really want to target a 40-year-old cruiser rather than a shiny new yacht, then they probably aren’t very good at what they do. Not that it couldn’t happen, but I’m going to worry about that one about as much as I worry about getting leprosy.

Whale crashes onto boat

Okay, so it could happen, but seriously. Not my foremost concern.

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Finnian Burnett


Eriksen's blog

Companion site to

NeuroLogica Blog

Life on a Sailboat

american secularist

defending America from religion and other bad ideas

The Book Bully

Life on a Sailboat

Nicholas Scott, Ph.D.

mobilities, environmentalism, interspecies justice

K.A. Mielke

Writer of stuff and thangs.


Thoughts on life, travel, writing and things that make me curious.

Professor Nigel Thrift

Research, publications, and personal infromation for Professor Nigel Thrift

what happened next

record of the happenings of my little old life with hubby and the two little dervishes that are my children

Witless Babe

A Comic Diary

Views From A Small Island

A photographic record of the everyday and the not so everyday life around the UK.

a quite big adventure

Kelsey and Cordelia's travelling blog

%d bloggers like this: