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Sucia Island, maybe our home for tonight

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Sucia Island, maybe our home for tonight

Sucia Island to port. Echo Bay inside it is lovely anchoring, but in this weather (sunny, mid 70s) I think it’s going to be packed!

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Patos Island Lighthouse

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Patos Island Lighthouse

Passing Patos Island Lighthouse to port. And Patos Island:

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Canada, not the US

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Canada, not the US

Out of Blaine, the wind starting to pick up, making our flag flag pretty, and behind us Surrey, BC, Canada.

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And we’re under sail

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And we’re under sail

Chris helped me raise the sails, we cut engines, and are sailing nicely. I need to pick the wind angle and trim sails, but good sailing weather!

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And we’re underway!

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And we’re underway!

We got out and we’re out on the water. Chris and Molly are relaxing and taking pictures after the hard crew work of getting out of the harbor.

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Strut + aunt Cathi = pretty nails

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Strut + aunt Cathi = pretty nails

Strut stayed at his aunt Cathi’s (MyOwnly Boarding Kennel) over Independence Day as we were off for our “ShadowCon MidWest” and of course she spoiled him rotten. And of course she did his nails and painted them prettily. Here Strut’s in the elevator (we’re super careful not to overdo it so he doesn’t get to…

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Too late for sundowners

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Too late for sundowners

I’m taking a long-time friend and his granddaughter sailing. We got to Vingilótë, pumped out black water tanks, and, as it has been so hot, empty and refill the water tanks. We were so busy we missed sundowners! So now it’s time for a Belgian Lambiek. I’m thinking the cherry.

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Strut is ready to defend Vingilótë

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Strut is ready to defend Vingilótë

Despite the heat (97 degrees Fahrenheit, 36 degrees Celsius), Strut is out on the back deck of Vingilótë, ready to repel boarders. Spring is overseeing from the couch:

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And it’s now up to 97 degrees Fahrenheit on the boat

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And it’s now up to 97 degrees Fahrenheit on the boat

97 degrees Fahrenheit, 38% humidity, and only 3 mph wind, making it feel like 102 degrees Fahrenheit!

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91F, ACs running, and keeping the top wet

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91F, ACs running, and keeping the top wet

It’s 91 degrees Fahrenheit (32.7 degrees Celsius), with 45% humidity, for a heat index of 97 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no wind. At all. It’s hot. We have everything closed up, all the screens closed, all the air conditioners running (Vingilótë has 10kBTU air conditioning in each of the three cabins and 16kBTU in the…

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