“Everyone on board? Next stop Willoughby”
Last week, while attending our company’s annual Policyholder Meeting, the “fun” event I chose to participate in was Captain Dave’s Whale and Dolphin Safari.
Here in New England, the whale watches we are familiar with are conducted on fairly big boats. Captain Dave’s boat was relatively small, pretty fast and quite capable of getting you wet. I don’t think we actually met Captain Dave, but Captains Tom and Bob and someone whose name I don’t remember were there to greet us and help us aboard.
As we were preparing to leave, one of the captains was disconnecting us from the set of stairs we used to climb on board. He’s the one who made the statement shown above.
Most of my coworkers missed the reference. A few were shaking their heads and mumbling “Willoughby?”
But some of us got it.
“A Stop at Willoughby” is one of my very favorite Twilight Zone episodes. I could describe it here, but I’ve already exceeded my one-line for the day. However, Paul at Shadow and Substance published a fantastic description of the episode on his blog, I encourage you to read that.
If you know the episode, or if you read Paul’s description, you will understand why we chose not to enlighten the crowd. After all, ignorance is bliss.
We chased after a whale that had been sighted, but we never managed to see him. We did manage to join a couple of different pods of Dolphins. I teased some friends on Facebook with a couple of photos on Saturday. I’ve since had time to sift through and find a few more good ones. I hope you enjoy the gallery.