It seems it is time to write another episode in the life of Budge. Especially so because of her recent remarks on FaceBook about my ability/inability to teach her how to drive. She stated that the reason so many other motorist wave their fists at her was because of my original teaching methods. However, it is more a question of her choices, perhaps she would have been safer at sea. More room to maneuver on the Worlds oceans than the narrow moose infested roads of Newfoundland. It has been reported that indeed even the moose give her a wide berth. I think Budge heard the call of the sea at an early age. You can clearly see from the photo of her at age four she had an affinity with water. Alas the wading pool was too small to use her boat in and it lays grounded behind the pool. However between four and fourteen Budge never lost the desire to go to sea. I will admit she wavered a few times along the way. For a while she was a bionic USAF major, and later took on the role of Davy Crockett complete with a coon skin cap. But her call to the sea always came back and indeed she did finally sail the Queen Charlotte Islands on the Maple Leaf,a similar vessel to the Blue Nose. Sadly she eventually ran aground on the rocks of Newfoundland where it seems she has remained to this day.
I guess we could say the Navy’s loss was Newfoundlands gain. However, her driving skills must rest solely with her and not me!! no one ever waved a fist at me on the highways of PEI nor have I ever driven a moose off the road.
God Bless and keep reading