A single handed boater came through the bridge yesterday. He did things right until he got back on his boat to bring it through. I have never seen anyone go through at full throttle before.
I closed the bridge and took his key back. I said “I wonder how many fish you have just killed”
He said, “Well I had to do that to get round the corner to pick up my key”
“Funny that no one else does, must be you, said I.
I was not telling the whole truth, most people don't speed like that but some do. And I have to wonder why? Unless the wind is high and blowing off the water point you can round that corner at tick over or half cruising speed or even cruising speed but full throttle? No! only the end of a bell would do that or a drunken stag driver.