Dark and scaryMay 12 2010 at 9:19 AM
Bob Pointer (Login FTG2)
Response to If you read the small print
I ventured into snipe's country once.
It was a dark and scary place.
Valves, gages and pipes everywhere.
The smell of diesel and machinery was ever present.
The deck would rattle with every step as if to say
As I walked between the sleeping giant engines I could feel the awesome power. It was like walking by a pair of sleeping lions and trying not to awaken them.
Shaft alley appeared to be a tunnel to nowhere that only the bravest dare to enter.
The bilge resembled a black hole where if things went in they never came out.
I felt uneasy, like the feeling you get in an old empty house and it seems like spirits from the past are just behind your every step raising goose bumps. I did not tarry long.
I went back up the ladder into more familiar fresh air and sunshine.
Those spaces are best left to the qualified and the brave.