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Published: July 18th 2014
Captain Too Tall
He was about 6'7'
(I've been too busy or (truthfully) lazy to get this blog entry done, so it's long after the trip was over. I decided to finish it for Jan, Dan and Marilyn)
Our last full day in Paradise we rented a boat and captain for 4 hours. Our captain was Too Tall Derrick, a real nice guy. He took us on a tour of Paradise Island and a couple of the other islands. Once again, it was a perfect day, sunny and 81 degrees. After seeing the two islands where they filmed the classic TV series "Gilligan's Island," Too Tall asked if we wanted to do a little fishing. After about 10 minutes, Dan and I passed the poles to the wives and that's when fish were caught.
Marilyn pulled in a fish every couple minutes. They were small fish that Too Tall called Pogies. Too Tall saved the fish in his live well. He said that they would be eaten, but our waitress at a fish restaurant that night said they taste horrible. (She had another description referring to a woman's monthly!) Jan caught the biggest fish, a nice Grouper. They fished for about a half hour
and then Too Tall took us to a little island with a nice beach where we jumped in and did some swimming. There was another boat there with a group of women from the Dakotas and Minnesota. They were partying pretty hard and really liked Too Tall, so they lured him into the water to swim with them. They were having a blast and I think Too Tall got a couple phone numbers for later. Those gals were going to make it a memorable vacation.
After the boat trip, we talked Dan into parasailing at our beach. He loved it and we all got a kick out of them dipping him into the ocean. All in all it was a fun final day to finish a fun trip.
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