Extract from boat log: Friday 30 June 1995
The Captain gave us a spot of mild hilarity a short while ago – by shooting past the boat on his return from doggie-dump patrol, brushing madly at midgies…. He was wild-eyed and frantic. The Ship's Dog was most confused at going the wrong way so fast. She has continued to improve at being in the dinghy and on the boat, and sports her crewsaver (life-jacket) with style.
Midgies are always a problem in this part of the world. When I was a young Mum one of my sons asked his Sunday School teacher why God made midgies….she was a bit of a fierce lady and said in a very menacing tone…..”Because we're all sinners….” Note: that is not my view, though the only good thing I can think of about midgies is that they are high protein food for swallows, swifts and the like.