Thursday, 28 April 2016

Blaming the Cat

   Cats get a lot of bad press, but people still like them, despite of, or maybe because of their independent ways. Quite capable of being immensely cute, or impossible and generally taking over your life.

  Most cats are conservative in their colour scheme. A tasteful cream or tabby, maybe an excursion into black, or ginger. Whatever their livery, or character, they usually avoid throwing your friends into the ocean, or running home from an outing at light speed, and then lurking around the neighbourhood whilst being very stubbornly the wrongest and most eye-blasting of colours.

  I have yet to hear of a cat that will lull you into a false sense of security*, then fling you mercilessly into the realms of a naturist vampire. One who discourages visitors, with prejudice.
  Yes, cats have their place, but they can be quite slow, even wind assisted. They land on their feet, most of the time, but sometimes, half upside down on a sand-dune...is just more fun.



  I looked at other vessels, and engines have their charms, especially when you just want to go somewhere, but I found myself revisiting her imperial lurid green-ness until finally the Izzies were out of my pocket and I was a boat owner.

  Which brings us to Catamaran 2.18, by Kayaker Magic. I thought it might be fun ..to do a bit of sailing, what with all that virtual ocean out there on our doorstep. Oh boy, I didn't realise quite how much. The satisfaction of catching a virtual wind and picking up speed, of learning to rig the sails to navigate narrow channels and explore far-flung virtual lands.

  The Cat herself, didn't cost that much, but my shoes didn't match the boat...and eventually neither did our exquisitely themed rental plot. So we moved....(continued in next post)

* This Catamaran is actually quite easy to use, just sit and go if you like, and I have only encountered one security orb while sailing so far, and this was at the edge of the sailable ocean when I strayed into someone's home plot by accident. The boat has a safe setting which allows the user to stay in official (wide) waters and reduces the challenges.
If you haven't sailed virtually before (like me) then you need to know that you can cheat and change the wind direction if you become becalmed or stuck.