Archive For March 31, 2021

Graham and Jane gave us this nifty set of specialized bitters fo

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Graham and Jane  gave us this nifty set of specialized bitters fo

Graham and Jane gave us this nifty set of specialized bitters for Christmas. We’re actually not big cocktail drinkers, but we have a Sodastream and I drink a HUGE amount of bubbly water. And I have discovered that a few drops of these excellent bitters in a bottle of carbonated water are truly a phenomenal…

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And so it goes … Ambercon 2021 (ACUS2021) is in the bag

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And so it goes … Ambercon 2021 (ACUS2021) is in the bag. I ran 7 games, played in one. One game was frustrating because of Internet connectivity and a struggle, but I enjoyed running all of them, having fun with friends. Hopefully, we soon can do this in person to have face-to-face fun and food…

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Ambercon 2021 is in the bag

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And so it goes … Ambercon 2021 (ACUS2021) is in the bag. I ran 7 games, played in one. One game was frustrating because of Internet connectivity and a struggle, but I enjoyed running all of them, having fun with friends. Hopefully, we soon can do this in person to have face-to-face fun and food…

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I can almost see our home base

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I can almost see our home base

We’re about to round the corner to the marina: almost home.

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Wind prediction 0, Rain prediction 1

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Wind prediction 0, Rain prediction 1

NOAA’s ability to predict how much wind from where and where and when is close to negligible. On the other hand they nailed that “slight chance of scattered rain in the afternoon” … The island you may or may not be able to see? That’s not fog: that’s all rain!

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Maps have their uses

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Maps have their uses

Looking at the picture, there’s an island and a light on a buoy or post in the water. Looking at the map, the light is on the tip of the island, that runs to the bit you see above water …

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Random pictures from Two Straits

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Random pictures from Two Straits

Pictures from crossing a very empty Strait of Juan de Fuca and into Rosario Strait. It’s raining and sadly the wind is going away.

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My love on my love doing what we love

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My love on my love doing what we love

Irene on Vingilótë after getting the sails up.

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And we’re off

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And we’re off

We took on diesel and water (we haven’t gotten to swapping out the water maker filter), and are off! Today another 15 to 25 knots True Wind Speed adventure, going straight up Puget Sound and Rosario Strait to Blaine. But it looks like it’ll be all downwind. So, a goodbye for now to Shilshole Marina!

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Vingilótë is ready to go

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Vingilótë is ready to go

We had someone check out the stove and all’s well. In our power systems work we had the Integrel main battery switch replaced with Integrel’s latest and looked at how to put in another Skylla charger to run in parallel. Vingilótë is at home in Shilshole Marina. She draws much attention and admiration.

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