Monday, May 21, 2007

Another 2nd hand story

From the same friend of a friend (foaf) as this one.

Possibly about the same fellow! Sounds like the type.

Anyway, a foaf was telling me about a mate of his who was known, in less enlightened days, to have a few too many drinks for the road before he embarked on any sort of trip.

One day, after a few too many, he hitched his boat & trailer up to the back of his car & took off for a weekend's fishing at Taupo.

It was a dreamtrip, no traffic problems, the boat towed like it was hardly there.

Because by the time he'd made his - what is it, 5 or 6 hours from Welly? - journey, and arrived at his destination, he discovered the boat was indeed, no longer on the trailer.

Perplexed, he started to back track, figuring it couldn't be too hard to find a large boat...

Turns out it had come off on State Highway 1, around the Tawa exit (about 10 minutes into his journey), and ended up in on the side of the road. I do not know how he got it back on the trailer when he found it. But I believe it was less than sea worthy.