Turf War

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A recent example, of many, of the "turf war" between fishermen and boaters:

A small fishing boat was right in the middle of a very narrow entrance to a bay. I slowed way down, and went around him as wide as I could, without risking grounding.

Then he gave me the dagger look (which in other cases is far worse), as if to say: Can't you see I'm here?

Does he not know where he is? And what does he expect boaters to do? Conclude that the large, cove-filled bay is off limits -- until he chooses to move?

I know the rules-of-the-road for boaters and fishermen. But what I object to is the attitude (some have) that they have a "divine right" to be wherever. And boaters be damned.
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Just smile and wave. Or, as Jimmy Buffett would have us do:

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More likely, he had that look on his face because he hadn't caught a fish and knew he was going to have to lie about how good of a fisherman he was.
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More likely, he had that look on his face because
he ran out of beer.
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Sumgai wrote: Wed Sep 13, 2023 11:52 pm
More likely, he had that look on his face because
he ran out of beer.
And his wife left him and took the dog. He misses the dog.
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