To St. Petersburg we go!

We took a break from our little St. Augustine bubble today and rented a car to go to St. Petersburg. Captain K. has decided to add some official backing to his Captain title, and is going for his captains license. He will be taking his big test in St. petersburg tomorrow. He has been studying like crazy for days, so I anticipate great success for him on the exam.

Coming to St. Petersburg means we get to visit our good sailing friends Rich and Mimi. They live here and almost convinced us to stay here last fall, although St. Augustine won our hearts.

We know from previous experience with them they they enjoy playing games, so tonight we shared with them a new board game we have. It is called Nautical Trivia and involves answering trivia questions about sailing while navigating around a board game based on a map of Bermuda. image

It also was a great way for Cap’t K to keep studying for his captains test even while taking a break! Here are a few sample questions for you readers:

1. Q: what is the proper term for the place where the anchor chain is stored?

A: chain locker

2. Q: The duration of a dog watch is
a) 1 hour
b) 2 hours
c) 4 hours

A. 2 hours

3. Q: leaning the mast aft is called
a) raking the mast
b) arcing the mast
c) stepping the mast

A: raking the mast

4. Q: name the 1st Officer who led the mutiny on the HMS Bounty.

A. Fletcher Christian

(you would have thought I could get that one right after just visiting the Bounty last week, but that question stumped me!)

We love this game and invite anyone to come play it with us to test their sailing knowledge!

– Capt’n K & Lala

Location:St. Petersburg

4 thoughts on “To St. Petersburg we go!

  1. Pam

    Well congratulations! It is Officially Captain K.
    You are one of those people who when he puts his mind to something can do anything!
    I love St Petersburg! It is a beautiful city.
    Glad you two are having fun and are well.

  2. Capt. Mhack

    Congrats to Capt.K!
    BTW what club or company did he use?

    St.Pete put the super-expesive buoys in and prohibited anchoring! What a dumb idea on their part..

    Where did you get that game – sounds like a great idea for a game.

    1. admin Post author

      He went with an online company based out of St. Petes, I think they are called Sea School. (He was not impressed with their program). The game was given to us as a gift, it is called Nautical Trivia: a sailing board game. You can probably order it online. We heard St. Petes used to be an excellent place to anchor but it sounds like sadly those days are gone!!


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