Just when you're flagging, a good friend sends a response to a blog post that leaves you chuckling and hopeful. So I thought I'd share it.
She wrote: 'but Simon - have you forgotten? - you can swim! Jump in! Allow though for a
few minutes to tread water in the process as you catch your breath. We're
praying for the waves to carry you - and everyone else - and for other
passengers in the boat to jump in after you too. Some will need life jackets or
even be put in a lifeboat at the start but that's ok. They'll have got out of
She rightly points out that there is more than one way to get out of the boat. Life jackets will be available and the strong swimmers will give the more nervous what help they can...