An Unplanned but Necessary Detour

Annapolis Md. Graduation day at the Naval Academy! A very busy harbor!

Let’s pick up that mooring ball!  I’m not comfortable with that! The wind is blowing and the seas are 1 to 2.  Grab that line it is getting away.  SNAP!  CRACKLE! POP! In less than a twinkle of an eye, my wrist is broken. Two of the smaller cleats were torn from the rub rail and hit my wrist on the way off.

Annapolis ambulance responded  and transferred us to Baltimore Washington Medical center because the local hospital was overwhelmed. The traffic was horrendous; it was Memorial Day Weekend. An orthopedic surgeon is needed.

We are flying home tomorrow. See my local doctors and perhaps get a smaller cast . A short hiatus from the loop.


15 thoughts on “An Unplanned but Necessary Detour

  1. Oh NO !!!!!!!!!!! I am so sorry !! But thank goodness there is such a thing as a Boat Ambulance..
    See you when you return home…. Love & Hugs, Maria & Sherrill
    Is there anything we can do ????


  2. Unbelievable! Hope all goes well and you can continue on your trip. I will try to call you over the weekend. Good luck with your surgery.


  3. Thanks for letting us know mom! Perhaps a small tattoo in memory of your sacrifice in this seagoing adventure is appropriate! Love – Steven, Ann, Katie, Emily, Charlie, johnny


  4. I find it very encouraging, enlightening and comforting that at the moment of your greatest awareness during this exciting episode you thought of Kellogg Company’s greatest cereal and slogan, Snap, Crackle and Pop!!! I for one and many others, I am sure, can take genuine pride in your bravery.

    BTW next time don’t grab the line and let the mooring ball drop into the sea and buy another one at your next opportunity.

    PS: Sorry for all the pain you are experiencing. Brother Ken


  5. Eye yi yi. Not good. Just cause I said I will miss my nurse didn’t mean you had to come home. Hopefully you will be in & back out. Finishing the Loop.


  6. Sorry to hear you were injured. Just was asking how your trip was going. Just another blip on your journey screen. Heal quickly!


  7. Sorry to read this…
    Hope you get back in “ship shape” and will be raising the anchor soon. Life is an adventure….


  8. I am so sorry to hear about your broken wrist. I hope it heals quickly. I am enjoying your well written reports.


  9. Arden, have enjoyed your journal . Points to Remember: ” Denny’s Damn Dinghy” Arden’s Broken Wingy West Point is not in Annapolis 😂😂😂😂 Hint: US Naval Academy on any signs in the vicinity? Seriously, hope you are not in a lot of pain and that you get the help that is needed in Stuart. Love, Eileen (and for the Commish) PS You better start filling out your resume again, your job might be in jeopardy ! 😜


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