- June 12, 2019 at 10:13 PM #5428
Actually? My whole life is zany. I have a knack for getting myself in trouble over simple things. >My buddy and I were camped out at the south end of isolated Gaunt’s Bay. It was a perfect day; blues skies, gentle breeze, sunny and warm and all that good stuff. It was mid-afternoon when we decided to explore the shoreline and map out some future campsites. As we were gliding along the water we noted how shallow it was until we got out into the middle of the bay. There was a natural rock ridge formation and another side it was deep and dark. There was a marker to warn boaters of the high rock shelf and the danger it posed. If you dared to speed in that direction you would be well assured to shred the bottom of your pleasure craft. >It was a gorgeous day like I said so we decided to get out of the canoe and walk around the ledge. Then we decided to go for a swim in the deep. Eric carefully tied the canoe to the marker and we launched off the cliff. Great fun. >”Eric,” I said, “The canoe seems far away; I didn’t think we swam this farrrrr!” My mouth dropped open as his as we stared at this gently bobbing canoe that seemed to be enjoying a new found freedom. “I thought you tied the canoe securely?” “I thought I did too,” Eric said. “What are we going to do now?” Oh ya, I didn’t tell you that our bathing suits were sunning on the yoke. >”I guess we can kinda get back on the rock shelf and see how close we can get to shore and then swim across and pick up our canoe,” he reluctantly said. We didn’t seem to have any options until we heard the roar of a speed boat in the distance. Into the deep, we jumped, just like Peter did. The speed boat was upon us in minutes and with the break of the engine this stunningly gorgeous women says to us, “Hi boys – did you lose something? Eric says to me, “I thought you said this bay was isolated?” “Well, ya, you said you tied the canoe securely.” >In the midst of this dissertation she calls out, “Boys, would someone like to get this canoe – I’ll look the other way.” Eric looked at me, “Okay, okay, I get it.” So off he swims and gets the towline and brings it back. “Thanks,” I wave and she speeds away at full throttle. With hands waving like a peter flag at a top of a mast Eric cries out, “And we are not boys!”
- June 13, 2019 at 5:45 PM #5429huntaholicModerator
Now that’s FUNNY I don’t Care who you are ! 😂 Sorry but I couldn’t resist. Sometimes it’s easy to get Ourselves into trouble without meaning to.
- June 13, 2019 at 6:47 PM #5430OutdoorsmanParticipant
Don’t know if this is Zany but it Sure was embarrassing, my friend and I Troy Walter were at Stone Mountain back in Our School Days and got a Canoe rental. Well we saw a couple of Cute Girls and of course going to Show them how fast we could go and hit the same side of the boat paddles digging hard and flipped right Over. Yep standing about chess high looking at each other we couldn’t help but laugh. We held the Canoe upside down to dump the water and crawled back in. I’ll NEVER forget that One.
- June 13, 2019 at 8:53 PM #5431
Outdoorsman, it’s zany and hilarious – and I can visualize the scene perfectly.
- June 13, 2019 at 9:02 PM #5432Jack 3Participant
Some really good stories going here ! I guess this is a Old Classic but went hunting one weekend I had taken everything it seemed, food hunting stuff Clothes rifle even my lucky Gun when I got to Camp I Discovered I didn’t have my tent ? I ended up Sleeping in my Truck. Needless to say I was up most of the Night and was pretty Sore the next Morning.
- June 14, 2019 at 12:30 AM #5433
jack 3 >Try sleeping in a canoe for the night because the cottagers wouldn’t let you land.
- June 14, 2019 at 11:44 AM #5434Jack 3Participant
Dancer you got Me Beat on that One OUCH ! I bet that was a tough morning.
- June 14, 2019 at 11:59 AM #5435huntaholicModerator
Well I don’t know if this was Zany but it Sure was Scary, my friend and I David Corn went down to Jackson lake One weekend and we decided to do some night fishing so we took our small fishing boat out across the lake. I Could tell there was some rain approaching but we thought we would be fine. Well about a hour later it was really coming down and the wind was picking up so we decided to pack it in. We were back in a Cove and came out onto the Big part of the lake we could not believe it, the waves were crashing over the front Bow as I tried to straighten the boat against the wind the next BIG wave Swamped us the boat flipped and we were swimming for Our lives, well everything including us washed ashore and we had to build a fire just to keep from freezing that night. The next morning after the storm had passed we paddled home thanking God One of us didn’t Drown. So remember to watch the Weather it can Change in a blink of an eye.
- June 14, 2019 at 12:42 PM #5437
adjective: zany; comparative adjective: zanier; superlative adjective: zaniest
synonyms: eccentric, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, quirky, avant-garde, unconventional, off-center, strange, outlandish, ridiculous, ludicrous—-
Dunno – I think you qualify huntaholic> 🙂
- June 15, 2019 at 8:03 PM #5438
Peanut butter and ants ! The only time I really got into trouble was high school camping trip with my buddy Sam Wallace. We decided to go out for a spring Camping trip and took some Peanut butter and jelly and lots of snacks and we thought it was still cool enough not to have to worry about ants. WRONG actually woke up in the middle of the night fighting off ants and ended up Sleeping in the back of my Dad’s pick up truck ! Needless to say lesson learned.
- June 15, 2019 at 9:33 PM #5439
Another ZANY deercooler – hoping to hear about the experience that you were going to share before the one you submitted. What? 🙂
- June 16, 2019 at 9:40 PM #5440
Well I have plenty ! I’ll pick out another and post it soon.
- June 17, 2019 at 8:53 AM #5441
Camel tent Freeze out comes to mind as ONE of the Crazy Camping trips that ever happened to Me. Went down to Crawford County for a Camping trip with my Cousin Brent I was Very young around 21 at the time and Brent said he had all the Stuff even a BIG Camel Tent. So off we went in my ranger truck, Now my Cousin was a little on the Heavy side and I was about 140 pounds soaking wet. Well everything was going just fine Until we got ready for bed. My Cousin had some old Sears Sleeping Bags and we just put them on the tent floor and that’s where the FUN begins, the longer I laid there the Colder I got ! Well after Freezing for Hours I got up and went out and built a Campfire just to survive the night, later I found out your suppose to put something down under the sleeping bag to keep the Cold of the ground from sucking the heat out of your Body. Needless to say my Cousin Slept just fine. That was the Last Camping trip with my Cousin I will always remember it unfortunately he passed several years later in a tree cutting accident. RIP Cousin !
- June 17, 2019 at 9:05 AM #5442
Great story deercooler!
It reminded me of the time that I went on a trip into the interior. To keep things light, in my wisdom, I decided not to take a tent. The plan was to use a simple tarp. Well…I’m not too sure who sounded the alarm, but every mosquito in the region converged on our campsite. I can still hear the buzzing in my ear from that episode.
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