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Old 11-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #41
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Walt, it is those lows that are such a horror. Tonight will be our first night to go below 60 this fall.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #42
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You fellows make me laugh... spoke this morning with a friend aboard a 40' sailboat currently anchored in Annapolis. The wind was blowing 30 knots and the temperature was about 30 degrees as well. They are heading offshore and south when weather permits.

That's too cold for me. Brrr.

Not sure what the temperature is here in Carrabelle but it's not warm in the wind. Out of the wind in the sunlight is pleasant. I had the back of the boat opened most of the afternoon before the tide changed and within the past half hour the north winds have abated. That should help put some water back in this river -- the river itself is fine but between me and shore are a couple of oyster beds and a sandbar.

Batteries are full and life is good. Still, I'll be lighting the Catalytic heater shortly to keep the chill off the air. Stay warm folks!
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #43
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It was 36 at 8 am. Very cold for Florida. Glad my heaters are working great!

Calling for a high of 64 today. Yikes.
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I hope Janice and Skipper stayed warm last night.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:09 AM   #45
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I hope Janice and Skipper stayed warm last night.
It's usually colder in the panhandle.

Currently 50. Brrrr! With north winds.
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:24 PM   #46
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I hope Janice and Skipper stayed warm last night.
Well, about that... you see a couple years back I bought a Weather station from Amazon with an outdoor temperature gauge. I put it inside the refrigerator so I can monitor the temperature in there without opening the door.

This is the one I bought: httphttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product...g=janice142-20
(It has the advantage over the ones sold at Walmart in that it is readable from all angles, and not just right in front of it like the cheaper ones -- in case you're curious)

Anyway, this morning it was WARMER in the reefer than in the galley!
At night I bring my catalytic heater down below and close off my cabin to keep it toasty over night. And with all the glass (Seaweed is a mite drafty too) well, the galley chilled down. Within an hour it was up into the 60's (which is still cold in my book) but by 10:30 it was 69 which is acceptable.

The MOST EXCELLENT AND FABULOUS NEWS is though, that my engine parts have been located (all of them) and the company in England will ship to the US -- so by this time next week things should be making progress toward escape! Carrabelle's nice but after four months I'm almost stir crazy. It's too long to be in one place - especially a cold one.

Still, when I came back to the boat this afternoon I noted a white pelican sitting on the sandbar so that was nice. I've not seen one before here. I wonder if those poor folks who live on dirt actually take the time to see the world outside their window or does it become routine with no more than a cursory glance? It seems like I'm always looking at stuff with the binoculars.

Anyway, today is an excellent day. My parts will be heading this way (hopefully tomorrow but most likely on Tuesday) and then, finally, this show can get on the road. I'm ready to go although the weather isn't looking promising.

What is wrong with some men leaving when the weather is predicted to be miserable? When I listen on the VHF and hear the words "we've seen worse" I know the trip is not comfortable! Isn't the whole point of owning a boat and cruising, for pleasure?

End mini-ramble. Life's great in Carrabelle and I'll soon have parts. Yeah!!!!!
I'm trying to control my happiness but Kidlet's at her in-laws and nobody's around to share the joy so I'm here. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!
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Well, about that... you see a couple years back I bought a Weather station from Amazon with an outdoor temperature gauge. I put it inside the refrigerator so I can monitor the temperature in there without opening the door. This is the one I bought: httphttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product...g=janice142-20 (It has the advantage over the ones sold at Walmart in that it is readable from all angles, and not just right in front of it like the cheaper ones -- in case you're curious) Anyway, this morning it was WARMER in the reefer than in the galley! At night I bring my catalytic heater down below and close off my cabin to keep it toasty over night. And with all the glass (Seaweed is a mite drafty too) well, the galley chilled down. Within an hour it was up into the 60's (which is still cold in my book) but by 10:30 it was 69 which is acceptable. The MOST EXCELLENT AND FABULOUS NEWS is though, that my engine parts have been located (all of them) and the company in England will ship to the US -- so by this time next week things should be making progress toward escape! Carrabelle's nice but after four months I'm almost stir crazy. It's too long to be in one place - especially a cold one. Still, when I came back to the boat this afternoon I noted a white pelican sitting on the sandbar so that was nice. I've not seen one before here. I wonder if those poor folks who live on dirt actually take the time to see the world outside their window or does it become routine with no more than a cursory glance? It seems like I'm always looking at stuff with the binoculars. Anyway, today is an excellent day. My parts will be heading this way (hopefully tomorrow but most likely on Tuesday) and then, finally, this show can get on the road. I'm ready to go although the weather isn't looking promising. What is wrong with some men leaving when the weather is predicted to be miserable? When I listen on the VHF and hear the words "we've seen worse" I know the trip is not comfortable! Isn't the whole point of owning a boat and cruising, for pleasure? End mini-ramble. Life's great in Carrabelle and I'll soon have parts. Yeah!!!!! I'm trying to control my happiness but Kidlet's at her in-laws and nobody's around to share the joy so I'm here. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Janice. I enjoy reading your blog and your posts about your travels. Glad you are finally getting underway again!
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:22 AM   #48
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PLEASURE has different meanings for different folks , some folks like a challenge , and Victory at Sea on the tape deck.

Waiting for smooth water is frustrating for some.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #49
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Feels like winter here in Kansas to, I'am back home for the holidays but will go back to the boat next week. The Two Rivers Boat Club Christmas party is next Saturday, after that I'll winterize the water, waste & reverse cycle units. That'll be the end of the 2013 boating season & the countdown to March for the beginning of another year on the river. We are supposed to be in the 40f to mid 50f here thru next week, so far fall hasn't been bad, getting thru January & February are the worst here especially if we get much snow & ice that stay around for more than a few days. Janice I really hate to think I would have to crawl into the fridge to warm up.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:33 PM   #50
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Thanks cardude1... I have fun with the site.
And finally it's warmed up. Yesterday the tree went up and all the decorations as well (or mostly) so it's festive again. The music is such a treat (Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong and more -- plus the Christmas radio shows are fun too.

It's good that the cold snap appears to be over. Everything that's ever been hurt over the years aches in the cold. And Thanksgiving Day my Skipper felt the spirit and Baptised herself. In other words she didn't quite make the jump from dinghy to the swim platform. She's not her most attractive when wet:

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #52
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She's cute beachbum... and very fluffy too. What's her name?
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She's cute beachbum... and very fluffy too. What's her name?
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Winter is creeping up slowly but surely, this view from my window this morning shows a couple of hardy locals braving the ice to get to sea, I think I'll stay put today!
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Might be a cure for winter:
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Damn! Skinny Dippin' was a little pissy as she started up yesterday. Sigh... I fookin' hate the winter now. Before the boat, it was fine... but now?......... Now it SUCKS!
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I agree completely used to work outside year round & was used to it, I've retired & turned into a wuss.
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