Friday, April 29, 2011

Danny's Hole




In the 80's, we used to go deep sea fishing in Murrells Inlet, SC. One day I decided to stay home. And I'm glad that I did. John came home early that day. He didn't have any fish.
Seems that one of the guys that paid to fish decided to swim instead. Yeah, you read that right. We're talking about fishing out in the Gulf Stream, hours from shore. John looked up and saw this man do a perfect swan dive off the rail. He quickly started to swim away from the boat.
The captain immediately cut the anchor so they could pull up to him, but Danny kept swimming in the opposite direction. Finally one of the mates dove in after him. They finally coaxed him into the boat, where they quickly duct taped him so he wouldn't hurt himself, someone else OR dive back in. It was a long ride back to shore.
The fishing spot where they cut the anchor is now called Danny's Hole. I will never look at an anchor again without thinking about this story.
There are several pieces of anchor jewelry in my Etsy shop. They can be found here.
Until next time.....

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