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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weather Hold



The sailboat is ready to go. It's got new bottom paint, an upgraded electrical system, and some new equipment. All that's needed is to take on fresh water, food, and load up the rest of our gear. The trailer has new LED lights. The tow vehicle has a new vacuum pump and trailer ball. We are ready to go, but probably won't

The massive cold front affecting much of the country has pushed nasty weather all the way down here in Florida. While it's not really cold, it's cold for Florida. More important are the small craft warnings out in the Gulf.

We could head out on Wednesday, if we don't mind starting out in near freezing temperatures. Then we'd be looking at rain and thunderstorms the next couple of days after that. It's one thing to have to put up with nasty weather when already on the water. It's something else entirely to head out in bad weather when it's not necessary.

My lovely wife's fibromyalgia is acting up a bit more than normal, so that's a consideration. It's one thing to have a bad fibro day when all she has to do is lie in the sun. It's something else entirely when the weather is cold and wet. She's not a complainer, but I want her to keep having good memories about sailing.

In the mean time, maybe I can talk my dad into letting me help him with some projects around his house.

Hopefully it won't be too long before I can post some nice sailing pics once more.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. Like you said - why suffer unnecessarily ? Stay inside and let the weather spend itself out. Sounds logical to me.

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    1. It should sort itself out in a few days -I hope.

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  2. If you go out when the weather is bad or when you don't feel like it, you will only have a bad time. Wait until everything is ready, including the weather.

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    1. No sense starting out having a bad time. Weather looks halfway decent at the end of the week.

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  3. It's nice that you and your dad still have one another. Treasure the time.

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    1. I sure do. We've always gotten along well.

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  4. apropos of nothing, i was reading years ago about a man sailing the coast of florida. he anchored at shore when a storm blew up. he found some old metal bars covered in sea stuff and he loaded a bunch as ballast.
    when he got where he was gong and looked into the nature of the ballast it turned out to be silver bars.
    seems it was part of the wreckage of a spanish or a pirate ship, or maybe had been buried long ago and never reclaimed.
    he could have kicked himself because he didn't know exactly where he'd found it.
    maybe you'll find some!
    djh

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    1. Great story. You never know what you're going to find off the coast of Florida.

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  5. Waiting until fair weather sounds like a workable plan!

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    1. Friday looks good, so that's the plan.

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