Practise, drill, rehearse.
One of my lifelong mentors, is Harry Dunne, the inspirational radio superstar for whom I worked many years in various radio stations. I owe him so very much. He found a way to unleash in my fuddled brain, the determination and creative streak, I thought I’d lost long ago – and encouraged the team and I , to be disciplined to a fault: something that has seen me through many a tough time.
I’m thanking Harry yet again today, for the phrase, “Practise, Drill, Rehearse”, which I’m taking to the letter in using my new , ”training boat”, which is pictured below.
Many of you will look at this training boat and see a wheelchair. Well , you’d be right in theory but to me, this temporary friend is helping me master the maneuvering techniques I need when mooring up a boat and leaving the mooring/entering the channel in the harbor.
Whilst the fractures in my knee begin to mend and I take time off the crutches to rest the fairly recent addition of a titanium ”ladder’ in my back, this training boat and I are having great fun at home in the dining room/kitchen, eg reversing into tight spots; picking up ”Ted”, who for training purposes is ”man overboard” and pulling alongside the kitchen cupboards, ready to pull away again without touching them, just as I have to do with other boats. Barney’s tail provides a hazard I have to avoid and Molly is always so busy running around that she acts like a tourist boat coming out of Blue Lagoon! Though she doesn’t get the rule of passing port to port !
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