Monday, July 17, 2017

Swimming Through the Asteroid Belt

Next Swims:  Tue thru Fri  6AM & 6PM

Last Swim: Monday July 17th 6PM
Water 66 murky with gentle swells.  An unusual amount of flotsam and jetsam floating about.
Crew: Kristin, Mondawg, Wet Taco, Jack Frost, Molly, Itch, Drangonfly, Patriarch

Lots of debris floating in the water, mostly twigs and branches.  Not really a problem but annoying.  Kristen said it was like swimming through the Asteroid Belt.


Kahuna said...

We've covered this issue on the blog in years past, but I think it would be more accurate to refer to what was in the water as debris, rather than "flotsam and jetsam." Those terms have distinct meanings under Maritime law, and are terms that describe two types of marine debris associated with vessels. Flotsam is defined as debris in the water that was not deliberately thrown overboard, often as a result from a shipwreck or accident. Jetsam describes debris that was deliberately thrown overboard by a crew of a ship in distress, most often to lighten the ship's load. The word flotsam derives from the French word floter, to float. Jetsam is a shortened word for jettison. Under maritime law the distinction is important. Flotsam may be claimed by the original owner, whereas jetsam may be claimed as the property of whoever discovers it. If the jetsam is valuable, the discoverer may collect proceeds received though the sale of the salvaged objects.

Moondaug said...

So let me get this right. When your wife throws you out there your Jetsam, and when you go swimming on your own your Flotsam?

Kahuna said...

When wife my throws me out, she's wise.

When I go swimming, I'm wise.