IF it hadn't been so serious it would have been laughable. Early yesterday morning I headed for my Queen Mary 2 vantage point at the Es Baluard museum in Palma to watch the super-liner sail into port. It was indeed a fantastic sight. As I surveyed the port I saw a launch towing a little boat very similar to one the I own which is moored along the Paseo Maritimo. As it was quite a distance away I was unable to see clearly if it was mine so I didn't give it a second thought. With the Queen Mary 2 safely at he moorings and it was a fantastic day so I thought I would go out for a quick spin and see the giant ship from the sea. Got to my mooring along the Paseo Maritimo and my boat had gone. The one I had watched being towed was mine. In a near state of panic I rushed around to where the launch had deposited the boat I had watched being towed. And indeed there she was. My pride and joy was nicely moored-up just infront of the museum. So I headed for the Palma Port Authority a mass of nerves. I told them the story and they said that no boat in my area had been moved. They were working on zone A and not zone B. After an anxious 15 minute delay I was finally informed that there had been a mistake. The port authoriy had got their zones muddled up and instead of moving the boat in moorning X Zone A they had moved the boat in the same mooring number in Zone B. Which was mine. Many apologies from the Port Authority and quite a relief for me. Thank you Queen Mary for getting me out of bed early and alerting me to this awful mistake. Can you imagine my horror when I went down to the mooring this weekend to find no boat and no explanation. Mistakes happen, as they say, and he just hope the Palma Port Authority brush-up on their alphabet.
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