Saturday, August 27, 2011

Just Cruise On In

Sitting on the Bar Harbor Inn lawn yesterday, two guys are watching with great intent the tenders shuttling back and forth between the Maasdam and the pier. One asks the other what the little orange boats are. Answer: "They're bringing people over from the boat." Every time another one goes by, the first guy asks, "Is that one of them shuttles?" "Yes."

When he finally grasps that there are several tenders in the water and they're all doing the same thing, he asks what happens when all the people are back on the ship, to which his friend replies, "The shuttles sail into a little hatch in the hull and then they hoist them up and they leave."

"Oh."

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