Danger Bay—Episode 37—The Plan

“Voyage of the Motor Vessel Sparrow” series inspired by Bob Carney.

by Boomer Jack Boardman

Molly’s Big News ©2007 New CodgersPreviously: Episode 36—Captain Molly’s Surprise

There was much discussion about how to handle this little glitch in Molly’s big news, stop at Blackfish Bay and find a JP or Minister, Molly resign (temporarily) as captain and have Trigg perform the ceremony, and on and on…

“I have an idea,” Boomer said quietly to Jay, “I know how to do this, let’s talk in our cabin.”

Boomer & Jay’s Cabin ©2007 New CodgersAnd so, leaving the others, they ran (Ran? More like hurriedwalked…) ambled down the corridor to their cabin, where Boomer explained his very-complicated plan to Jay:

“You ‘retired’ as captain of the Sparrow, right?”


“But, you kept your Cyber Captain’s Certificate, right?”

“OK, so you simply assume command of the Sparrow long enough for the wedding, and return command the next morning.”

“That would work,” Jay smiled, “But why wait…until…morn…! Oh!”


“Boomer,” Jay said, perplexed, “you could have explained this without us leaving the main cabin, why are we here?”

“So I could show our Gentle Readers this great cabin the Real World me drew! Nice, huh?”

“Yeah, nice—one room & a head,” Jay replied, “normal crew quarters—big deal.”


“Let’s head back,” Jay said, thus ending our visit to that spectacular cabin (heh – heh).

Upon their return to the main cabin, Jay told Molly of their solution the wedding glitch, and while quite happy with the problem being resolved, Molly was curious:

“Why did you guys have to leave for that?”

“Don’t go there.”


Don’t go there!

Sparrow’s Main Cabin 30 Nov ©2007 New CodgersWith that resolved, all the passengers & and available crew were summoned to the main cabin. The big wedding announcement made (to the cheers of all present), and as the crew returned to their duties, the others lingered to visit & offer personal congratulations to Molly & Joe.

Molly’s radio chirped, interrupting her visit with Mayor Gamboge. She acknowledged the call:

“Captain here,” and then listened to the reply.

“Herzog, Captain, I need you in the pilothouse right now!”

“On my way,” she replied, “what’s up?”

And Herzog told her. She quickly whispered to her officers, and with 2nd Officer Mac McIntyre quickly left for the pilothouse.


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8 Responses to Danger Bay—Episode 37—The Plan

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    You solved that in very clever Danger Bay fashion!

    LOVE the cabin — especially with the picture of Daisy on the wall! 🙂


  2. Bob Carney says:

    Quite crafty… the solution and the graphics. Boomer might have surpassed the teacher…at least giving him a run stroll for his money.

    Look at that motley crew!!! You have created quite a collection of coffee addicts 😉


  3. Lysa says:

    Oh I hope that isn’t bad news in pilot house on Mollys happy day!

    Daisy looks so happy!


  4. jaymerton says:

    Sarah: Boomer’s pretty smug with this one 😉 in addition to his Daisy, the center picture is of the original Pegasus, the far right is of “Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior, and through the port holes you can see a big lake boat passing in the other direction.
    Bob: You DO know WHO that “ambled” comment is directed at, right? 🙂 There’s always “payback.”
    Lysa: Daisy is happy–she hasn’t a clue what’s coming!


  5. jaymerton says:

    Boomer: We need to talk about something….


  6. boomerjack says:

    Sarah: Yep, the little critter is photogenic.
    Bob: Jay is still the master (don’t tell him I said so).
    Lysa: Real World Daisy is a happy Beagle!
    Jay: Perhaps at breakfast tomorrow???


  7. Ines says:

    first I cracked up with the “ran….hurried…..walked….ambled” – then the cabin is amazing….those light fixtures specially got me.

    Are those big ships I see from the port holes? or are they “boats”? : )

    I hope there’s not a leak.


  8. boomerjack says:

    Good Morning Ines! Through the portholes you see one large lake-boat, about 900′ long, and still called a boat! I have a lot of fun drawing this stuff, it gets easier as I experiment. Thank you.


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