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Where’s My Captain? – Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside and Sunday Stills: Boats

Everybody, listen to me, and return me, my ship
I’m your captain, I’m your captain…

Mark Farner, Grand Funk Railroad

There were no great blue heron sightings that day at the lake, and apparently not enough humans, as well.

There were no great blue heron sightings that day at the lake, and apparently not enough humans, as well – at least not inside this captainless inflatable boat.

I have taken some liberties with the topic of this week’s Photo Challenge “Inside.” As you can see, this photo shows “NOT Inside,” instead.

While I’m being a bit playful with words here, what happened that day on the lake could have been tragic. The captain bounced out of his boat without having his kill-switch tether attached, and so his boat circled endlessly until the fire department ran the boat aground.

Fortunately, no one was injured in this incident, but not all similar incidents have had happy endings.

Click here to learn more from the US Coast Guard Boating Safety Resource Center.

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Thanks to Michelle and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside nudge, and to Ed for the Sunday Stills: Boats challenge.

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(This took place May 19, 2013)

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