I was trying to avoid posting such a “me” focused message to the forum but it has been suggested to me that it would be a good idea to let folks know that Colleen & I had to skip our own Fleet Captain Summer Cruise.
I had an emergency appendectomy the night before my birthday on 8/3....happy birthday to me!
It was a bit more complicated than usual and my recovery seems to be a bit slower and involved than some others.
My surgeon really did not want me to go on the cruise. After much thought, we’ve chosen to err on the side of caution. NOT really my nature but probably prudent.
I had hoped to be well enough to attend safely. But since we have a small boat, with a ladder to the flybridge and a light displacement that causes us to feel every bump, it’s probably for the best but I’m still not pleased.
We have informed via e-mail all those who had sent RSVP’s they were attending the cruise. But we’re hearing there is some “drop in” activity at various locations taking place and that will likely continue during the period of the cruise.
So we wanted to let you know in case you were looking for the fleet.
I hope your summer has been glorious and filled with lots of cruising and crab!
Yes, we’re bummed, but we’re glad the emergency happened while we were a 10 minute drive from the hospital and not hanging on the hook in Canada!!
All the best,
Fleet Captain Barry