I recently read this book by Ann Vanderhoof about cruising in The Caribbean.Very interesting and enjoyable.
I liked how she tried all the local foods and how she included recipes with these local foods in her book.
She was very afraid of getting the local bugs, such as cockroaches on her boat.
So afraid, she would spray down her docklines and sometimes even the docks with Baygon.
If someone gave her a paperback, she would place it in a ziploc bag and spray Baygon in the bag.
Then open the bag a few days later.
I thought this was pretty funny.
A little bit of overkill.
Overkill ~ get it?
When we cruised Mexico 8, 9 & 10 years ago, I would not allow cardboard from Mexico on the boat.
No beer cases, no cereal boxes, no cartons of any kind.
I never thought of books as being bug carriers however.
Then I was calmly reading my next book, and noticed this strange hole.
Sort of like someone stuck the book with an ice pick.Poor book...
So I continued reading for awhile, but curiosity got the best of me.
Just how hard did someone stab this book?
How deep was the injury?
So I opened the pages where the hole was and ICK there were two brown squirmy squishy wormy kind of bugs in the hole!Disgusting!
So I squished them both, flung them overboard (hey, if they don't help pay slip rent they are gone!) and then finished the book.
I will now check the books for bug holes before bringing them aboard.
Maybe I will go buy some Baygone too...
So Glad I Went to the Doctor!
4 years ago