08 May 2012

Leisure Suit Larry

Do you remember the "Leisure Suit Larry" Computer game from the mid 1980s? It was an adventure game which basically followed Larry's escapades. I will not go into much details since this would not be accurate, but a common link between the games are Larry's explorations of luxurious and cosmopolitan hotels, ships, beaches and resorts. And we are playing that game now again. In real!

We met "our" Larry during Hurricane Irene in Rock Hall MD, the small village where we bought Habibi 3000 miles ago. His Island Packet "The Dove" was stationed there as well. And as the world is not small enough we can somehow follow Larry's adventurous life since we're meeting hime again and again. No matter if in George Town Bahamas, St. Barth on the dock or a small anchorage in Montserrat - Larry is there! 

Larry is in Les Saintes, Guadeloupe now, anchored not far from us. And that's not planned. I do not think he is following us or we are following him. Just the same route. And it's always nice to chat with him about his next plans and since they're often similar to our plans we can exchange route and weather tips. So I'm playing Larry again - 25 years later and I still have no clue where this will end up...

1 comment:

  1. That is funny...I remember that game. Hey does THE DOVE have a blog? If so please send it to me, I will add it to the IPYOA.com rss feeds. Thanks