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Why it’s important to look at the BIG picture


Today we had the funniest experience on our vacation. We had a tasty dinner at the tavern then decided to drive our buggy ( island transport ) to the ice cream parlour. We ate ice cream and watched as a dinner cruise came back to berth. It was lit up beautifully and it’s reflection glittered on the water. We laughed as the poor deck hand took three attempts to pass the mooring rope to the waiting sailor on the wharf.

The guests of this cruise wandered off the wharf and back to their buggies. Despite these buggies only being for 4 people it was humorous watching how many crammed 5 passengers awkwardly onboard. We ambled back to our black buggy and decided we’d do a short night drive around the island. We had to stand still as a gleeful group reversed out of the parking spot and it was crammed with 5 persons all laughing loudly as they attempted to gang on as the buggy drove off.

It was then we realised our buggy was missing and was in fact the one that had just taken off before our eyes. There in the next spot was a glam red buggy. Intrigued how they could have driven off while we had the key we tested this other buggy. Sure enough the key worked. Our buggy obviously wasn’t stolen as much as had been chosen incorrectly.

My buggy – note the colour and the unflattering shot of me.

The glam one – note the colour


I called security and their advice was to take this red buggy home. It will become their job tomorrow to track our buggy. Of course the first question I was asked by security was had I left the keys in the ignition. I explained that I had the key and it worked the glam buggy. He implied this didn’t happen often. Never one to be accepting as a buggy pulled up alongside my news glam one I asked if I could try the key trick. Sure enough it started this buggy too. Obviously the keys are interchangeable and so in effect the buggies are far from secure but I’m guarding this us known by few ( except for golf buggy owners that use them on greens.

So while my buggy was black and their’s red I’ll show you why the big picture is important.
Seems this little golf ball ( that’s on just a few buggies) was the point they based their buggy choice on. Not colour, not number plate but a little tiny golf ball . I’m not sure I want to part with the glam model to be honest 🙂 You will need to look really carefully to see it. It’s that little white dot .


I’m thinking I didn’t flap my arms enough as that clock ticked over to midnight and a new year. So again…” Begone 2013…Shoo, before I get nasty “. Haha


Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

4 thoughts on “Why it’s important to look at the BIG picture

  1. Great story. Love that they give you buggies to get around the island on 🙂

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