My thanks go to the folks who have assisted me in preparing this story for posting.
A few clarifications that might assist the uninitiated and/or those from foreign parts.
Emmet: A Cornish (and West country) term for holidaymakers or seasonal visitors. Punter: A person who is (unwittingly) gambling on the services he/she has paid for being successfully provided. In this particular example, paying to be taken out on a boat to see some basking sharks and/or dolphins, doesn't necessarily guarantee that the "punter" will see anything but the bottom of a sick bucket. Stroppy: bad tempered and/or argumentative. Bill/Ol' Bill; Police