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.
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