FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 10, 2017 – The Dinner Cruise


Photo: Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode.

A boat cruise along the town’s canals was the perfect way to end the day. We looked forward to the leisurely evening being fed and guided through this historic town. Another cruise was leaving just as ours did and I noticed the two captains arguing in the moments before we set off.

Just as the first course was landing on our plates there was a serious jolt from the back of the boat. My partners wine flew across the table landing in my lap.

One boat then rammed the other in a bid to stay in front.  Tourists on the other boat were encouraged to throw their food at us and soon a fully-fledged food fight was on.

A block of cheese can result in a nasty bruise. At one point bottles of red wine flew through the air one striking the opposing captain.

By the end, both boats were a mess of food scraps. Several tourists expressed outrage and several wanted to know if they could book for tomorrow.


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29 Responses to FFfAW Challenge-Week of January 10, 2017 – The Dinner Cruise

  1. Food fight on the okay canal — good story.

  2. Lyn says:

    Well done Michael 🙂 I remember going to a wedding at the Australia Hotel many, many decades ago and the best man started a bun fight. Well, actually it was a bread roll fight, but there was no way I was giving up my fresh bread roll – especially as I’d just buttered it

  3. Joyfrida says:

    LOL this made me laugh, I would want a spot for the next day for sure. I am glad I am not the person who will clean up that mess.

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    Haha, hilarious stuff. Sign me up for the food fight boat cruise! 🙂

  5. Could be us vying for space in the marina next month!

  6. I would be right there signing up for the next day as well! That would be so much fun.

  7. Hahahaha! Too funny! I thought I was back in grade school in the lunch cafeteria. LOL! Loved it!

  8. James says:

    Staging daily food fights between two competing tour boats would be a terrific way to turn a profit.

  9. Graham Lawrence says:

    Love the contrasts. I find it fun but you can’t please all the people all of the time can you 😉 Enjoyable read.

  10. Miss Lou says:

    ‘several wanted to know if they could book for tomorrow’ Ha! Those adventure seekers! lol

    Being hit the eyeball with a slab of baked pumpkin doesn’t sounds too appealing to me. Whatever floats your boat I suppose – pun intended.

    There really is a market for EVERYTHING.. lol

  11. mandibelle16 says:

    What a situation these two captains began, ramming each other’s boats, like children. The food fight, albeit dangerous at times did seem fun. Depending on who you are you might or might not want to experience this again. Sounds good to me but no, not the wine! Don’t take it out on the poor wine!

  12. luckyjc007 says:

    Adults can turn into children in a matter of seconds! It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and surprising how many would enjoy doing it again. How many times do adults get to act like kids and have so many join them. Ha! Ha! Memories to tell in future conversations.

  13. afairymind says:

    That turned out a bit different to the leisurely evening they had planned! I wonder whether or not they’re among the one’s wanting to book for the next day…? A very fun story, Michael. 🙂

  14. milliethom says:

    Ha ha. A food fight would certainly add a bit of spark to a leisurely cruise! I have to wonder what those two captains were arguing about – but whatever it was, they really started something! And I’ll know to duck next time I see a block of cheese coming at me! Lol Hilarious story, Michael

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