I just got this email from my 23 year old son – keep in mind it is now Monday in Australia!
Some interesting news from Friday.. I went on a yachting regatta with work clients and somehow managed to get smacked in the throat by one of the ropes and launched overboard! I wasn’t drunk or anything, it was the beginning of the day more a case of wrong place at the wrong time.. I somehow managed to hold onto that same rope, ducked under the water, came back up and then hooked onto the side of the yacht to get back on board! The captain was quite surprised I managed to hold on and get back onboard! Was a bit shaken up but got on with the day.
The rope that hit me has the capacity to take 2 tonnes, so it has left a fairly nice burn across my neck.. Went to the hospital yesterday to get it checked out and they said its not infected, just a burn.. So just keep it open and clean, do not touch it..
Bad news is I had my iphone in my pocket.. Water damaged and not working so lucky I had insurance, it’s a $250 excess to get a new one! I also had my wallet with cash and about $150 in bus tickets, plus the fact it was a brand new Oroton wallet my old boss bought me as a farewell.. But they somehow managed to stay in my pocket – and the bus tickets still work!
But the main thing is im alive, it could’ve been alot worse..
*** I feel sick all over again!!