Originally Posted By WayneG:
Originally Posted By Snowleopard:
Ahh, yes, those times................I remember the night life at Augusta Bay!
There was nignt life at Augusta Bay? My memory is that was the place was the hell you got sent to when your ship got kicked out of decent ports due to "liberty incidents". We swung on the hook there for a month in a particularly bad Med winter after 6th Fleet got fed up with our crew's penchant for destroying bars. The only decent place to drink nearby Catania, but we were banned from that town so we had to go to Syracusa, and my recollection from that place was getting the crap kicked out of me for looking at a bar owners wife in a manner he didn't appreciate. He was a big dude and if I remember his brothers were even bigger, although my memory of the incident is, as you can understand, a bit hazy. I do remember the duty driver was pissed because I bled and puked all over the back seat. Good times.
I was making a little joke about all the "fantastic" ports one might visit in the Navy.
The story why we got sent there was because one of our national bombing operations ate up all the money for the year, so to save money, they sent us there to swing at the hook.
As far as Augusta Bay goes, it was perhaps the social circle of the Tender that was more fascinating than the actual place. No, I don't mean people boinking each but the bull Ensign being rather spoiled and having his own Boston Whaler (type?) to run back and forth in.
As far as the night life went there.....there wasn't any to speak of. There were 1 or 2 theaters, restaurants, shops, and bars.....all which closed down by 10 PM at night. After a week or two there, with only that to please one, it became very boring indeed.
Especially from my stand point. More Shore Patrol there, walking around for 4 hours after the town shut down, with maybe a 40 minute ride back to the ship in a Utility Boat.
("I was making a small joke, Mr. Spock."--Chekov
"A very small joke, Ensign.", (w,stte), ST:TOS, "Friday's Child")