Bahamas: Getting Clipped on the Liberty Clipper

Hey y’all! Dusty here.

IMG_1359 (Large)I’m not exactly sure how to properly set this up. So I’ll just tell you how it all went down. Just keep in mind that when you travel, sometimes you find yourself in situations you wouldn’t expect, doing things you wouldn’t normally do. And this is such a case.

As we mentioned in our previous blog/video, our week aboard the Liberty Clipper was just phenomenal. An absolutely crazy, cool, wonderful kind of time – made especially so by the guys and gals that made up the crew. And one of them, a guy named Derek, happened to be sporting this awesome mohawk that for some reason made me think I’ve gotta get me one of those.

So late one night as we were all sitting on deck, listening to the guitar, chilling out and swapping lies, I spouted off something to Derek about getting a mohawk of my own. I think everybody shrugged it off at first, but I kept insisting that “tomorrow, by God, I’m gonna do it.” Naturally there was – *ahem* – a bit of drinking involved and I’m sure everyone thought that when the next day rolled around and our collective buzz wore off that I’d chicken out. Hell, truth be told I figured the same.

Oddly enough however when morning came I woke up still determined to go through with it.

To this day I couldn’t tell you why. As much as anything I think it was one of those things that I’d never done before and wanted to do, just once at least. Or maybe I’m still going through a phase – a rebellion if you will – from my many years on the local news when I had to be at least somewhat respectable and presentable every day. Probably both.ย  In any event, I was really “in the moment” because we were having such a killer time on the Clipper… and the forces aligned to make it the perfect time and place to go a bit crazy.

So Derek grabbed the clippers, Nik grabbed the GoPro camera, and I grabbed a cold beer. And this is how it went down:

The good news is, I’m happy to report that (most) everything has grown back completely and in mostly good form. After our trip on the Clipper we had several weeks before our next paying job, so fortunately my noggin had time to recover before any of our clients noticed and starting asking questions. And best of all, I can say I actually did it and I have absolutely no regrets.

So what’s something crazy, funky, totally far out that you’ve done while traveling?

And what’s something crazy, funky, totally far out that we should do next? We’re open for suggestions. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers everybody!

~ Dusty


  1. How fun! I love when someone else does something really crazy! I would say so I don’t have to but I would and I do.

    • Nikki Green

      Thanks for the comment Patty! It definitely was pretty crazy! Luckily his hair grows really fast. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~N

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