What ocean are we in?

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
~Bill Cosby

A brunette walks into the examination room and says, “Doc, I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I hurt all over.”  She continued, “Watch”, she touched her shoulder and she said, “Ouch!”  She then touched her elbow and said, “Ouch!”  The doctor was confused and asked her to touch her knee.  Once again the brunette said, “Ouch!”  The doctor looked at her and said, “You’re really a blonde, aren’t you?”  The lady replied, “Yes, how did you know?”

The doctor said, “You have a broken finger.”

My wife and daughter are both blondes and needless to say, I had to tell them this joke.  Now whenever any of us does something stupid, someone else will grab one of your own fingers and touch you with it and sarcastically say, “Ouch.”

We were approaching Marathon and Roxanne asked, “What ocean are we in?”

We started this trip in the Gulf of Mexico, we have been in the Gulf of Mexico our whole sailing lives and after 4 months of cruising, I would like to think my wife would know what ocean we are in.  (We all know the Gulf of Mexico is not an ocean, not really the point, stay with us here.)

I was about to grab her finger and do the “ouch” thing, when it dawned on me, I don’t know what ocean we are in.

Roxanne saw my hesitation and said mockingly, “Shouldn’t the captain of the boat know what ocean they are in?”

I searched the depths of my puddle deep brain but I couldn’t for the life of me remember where the dividing line is between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.  Hell, we started this trip in Florida and we are still in Florida, it doesn’t seem right that we would be in a different body of water, but we are.

As it turns out, when you cross under the 7 Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys you cross from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean.  The really should put a sign on that bridge.  Maybe one like every state has on their borders, with a cool slogan to go with it of course, “Welcome to the Atlantic Ocean, We Sank the Titanic!”, or something like that.

Roxanne just gave me a smirk with the look of, “You know what you have to do.”

I took my index finger, touched my shoulder and said, “Ouch.”  Except it was truly painful, admitting I am wrong always is.


4 thoughts on “What ocean are we in?

  1. (House Season 5 Episode 16 – “ouch!”)

    LOL you guys! Welcome to the ATLANTIC! The motto’s pretty good, but you could work the Bermuda Triangle in there somewhere…

    So, the Next Good Thing is to get a nice weather window without any of these funny round cloudy things with the swirling vortex of doom in them getting in your way…

    Totally looking forward to seeing you, maybe in the Abacos. It’s been hot hot hot farther south, not to mention cloudy, rainy, and often wind-free. The vampiric flying insects enjoy our company, though, we’ll be so sorry to deprive them…!

  2. Very Funny. So where does the Caribbean “Ocean” start??
    Glad to see you are having such a good time. Hope to catch up with you soon.

  3. Glad you guys made it to the Atlantic! Seems we are worlds apart from our rendezvous gotta love the Internet. We are inspired to make our way to the Pacific. Pretty cool after all these years we are all experiencing this adventure at the same time even if it is in different oceans. Meet you in the middle eventually… hope y’all are enjoying the experience. Fair Winds and happy hours!

  4. Augh! Another swirling vortex of doom on your tail, if you guys are still in Marathon — at least it will probably just pass northwest of you… when is Bahamas departure? You haven’t posted since late May and we need our Cooper-upper! Tell us how you are doing and where you are/going.
    Love from the Parallax crew

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