Can I Drink Water Out Of A Bathroom Faucet?

I get asked this frequently, so let’s consider the question. To be honest We can drink water from wherever we want to. We can drink from the toilet if we so desire.  I am going to assume that the question people are asking is; Is it safe to drink out of a public bathroom sink? The answer to that question is a resounding…….NO. It is not safe, and it is not wise…

Water On A Cruise Ship! Safe? Plentiful? Magical?

My lovely wife Cathy has recently addicted me to Norwegian Cruise Line cruises. So far we have gone to Alaska out of Seattle, and Cuba out of Miami. We leave in 30 days for the Virgin Islands, again in June and over my birthday in December. Since becoming a sailor a lot of folks have asked me the origins of drinking water on cruise ships. The ideas people have presented to…

Why does mine stink and hers doesn’t?

I can just hear some of you now. “Tom, are you turning to adult-oriented content?” Of course not, but this seemed like an attention-grabbing headline, so I took poetic license. Actually, this little ditty was motivated by a conversation I overheard at a local bar. Two women next to me were complaining about the chlorine smell in their water. One of the conversants commented that her water always smells of chlorine while…