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Tales of The Unexpected !

roelf > roelf Blog > Tales of The Unexpected !
12/02/2010 - 12:18 PM

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Two years ago while on an overnight crossing by ferry from IJmuiden to Newcastle my wallet was stolen by one of the waiters onboard. You know the story , everything gone, money, cards, driving license etc, a right pain to say the least. I couldn't prove it at the time but i knew it was the waiter, it could not have been anybody else.
Now we cut back to the present time, this morning I was called by somebody asking if I had lost my wallet. I said "not recently", just 2 years ago in the middle of the North sea.
"I'm the skipper of fishing trawler UK-1 and we are just back in harbour, during our trip we trawled your wallet up from the sea bed". I must admit I thought this was some sort of joke due soley to the probability of it actually happening!. Knowing that the letters UK represent a vessel from the port of Urk here in the Netherlands I was prepared to make a 45 minute car jouney to pick up my long lost wallet.
Then the skipper told me that he was moored in Ijmuiden in the Trawler harbour. Now as I work on the trawler harbour, I looked out of the office window and not 100 feet from me was the moored trawler UK-1.
I still can't get over it, that in such a wide expanse of sea my wallet would be found, and that the boat was moored up in a port that wasn't its own just 100 yds from where i was speaking on the phone to its skipper.... Mind blowing !... anybody want next weeks lottery numbers.

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colmar  842 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2010 - 12:41 PM

Please ! Colin

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