Archive For February 28, 2020

Hey Kat it’s too early to start shopping for ShadowCon Mid-West!

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Hey Kat it’s too early to start shopping for ShadowCon Mid-West!

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Lunch

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George and Valerie took us to a fantastic place for lunch, https://www.propergrit.com/ Which regrettably has no grits. But was in all other regards completely excellent. I had a fried lobster sandwich that was just amazing.

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What are friends for?

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What are friends for?

George offered to store some of the wine we brought from South Africa for us, since it could get too warm in the boat. Here’s hoping some of it remains when we get back to Florida!

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Mooring

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Mooring

After a long, hard day of sailing we got to our moorage around midnight. Tying up to a mooring ball in 25 kts of wind is challenging, especially in the dark. Basically the mooring ball is just a big float, securely anchored to the bottom of the lagoon. To tie up to one, we drop…

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Left Vingilótë moored in the sunny south and heading back to Seattle now

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Left Vingilótë moored in the sunny south and heading back to Seattle now

Left Vingilótë moored in the sunny south and heading back to Seattle now. I am so looking forwards to having her in the PNW!

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Ouch

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Ouch

And this, folks, is why one should always wear gloves when handling lines. Tying up for the evening in strong wind, I got my fingers caught between the line and the cleat. Nothing broken, but quite cut and bruised. In the dark and the cold and the rain I actually didn’t realize it had happened…

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I think this is a grand idea

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I think this is a grand idea.

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Back onboard!

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Back onboard!

Vingilótë did well at the Miami boat show, attracting many admirers. Then she went to Ft Lauderdale for a few days, to do demo/training sails. Today we are taking up to her temporary home further north, where she will remain until summer when we take her down through the Panama Canal and from there up…

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Bridges

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Bridges

Navigating inland in a sailboat has its own challenges, specifically bridges and power lines. Leaving Ft Lauderdale we had to pass two drawbridges. Doing this isn’t hard: you call the bridge office on the radio before you get there and they’ll tell you when the next opening will be. It’s a bit unnerving though, even…

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I have Irene here. All is beyond well with my world

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I have Irene here. All is beyond well with my world. Life Is Awesome!

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