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Old 01-10-2011, 05:55 AM   #1
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January

What it takes to get through January is what it takes to get through life.

- Vivian Swift
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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It helps to be in a nice place ...
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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RE: January

January is nothing. Where*I live it's february that's gives up the 20, 30 below.

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:02 PM   #4
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January is nothing. Where*I live it's february that's gives up the 20, 30 below.

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SkipperI hear you. It's typically the same here, in the sense that Februaray is worse. Not as bad as you get however. But no one can beat us for generally gray, damp days.

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January is nothing. Where*I live it's february that's gives up the 20, 30 below.

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Ouch!

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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A little something for you guys in the North.

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Old 01-13-2011, 03:53 PM   #7
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RE: January

Doesn't the cartoon "Dilbert" have a character named "Topper" who tops every one's story?

Around here it is not January, nor February, nor even March. Its April, when winter should be beating feet fast, but it's perversely and tenaciously hanging on. T. S. Eliot had it right. Except that there are no lilacs breeding here in April. Just snow, cold and, if you are lucky, a muddy thaw.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:58 PM   #8
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A little something for you guys in the North.


You guys are killing us. If we could get the snow cleared, we'd head out of this hell hole.*

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:00 PM   #9
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We don't call it a thaw we call it break up.

We even have things called Breakup boots.
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In the fall when snow hits the mountains we call it termination dust.

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:10 PM   #10
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I know we don't have near the great cruising grounds that you guys up north have but here's today's weather forecast for my area.



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Old 01-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #11
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Moonstruck wrote:A little something for you guys in the North.
I know we don't have near the great cruising grounds that you guys up north have but here's today's weather forecast for my area.



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Seahorse the beauty of your area is that the weather doesn't vary that much any season.

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Old 01-13-2011, 04:22 PM   #12
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Moonstruck wrote:A little something for you guys in the North.
I know we don't have near the great cruising grounds that you guys up north have but here's today's weather forecast for my area.



Isn't that the same one for any other week as well, they just change the date?* *
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #13
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RE: January

Today was one of those January days.* My 22 year old daughter had a near miss on black ice in her new car going to work. My elderly Mom burned a pot of chicken on her stove while she blissfully read in her Sunroom as the house filled with smoke.* And the Admiral and I sat in our cosy cabin on "Adagio"*listening to the new stereo and watching the ducks on the ice outside our windows.* The roofers were shoveling snow off the condo building across the basin, and the Admiral said " Remember when you used to work outside in the winter?"*** " Yes, those winter's used to seem like they would never end", but*in reality*they did in a flash and soon this one will be a memory also.

We all survived another Day of fun in the NORTH!
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Isn't that the same one for any other week as well, they just change the date?*
It looks like it !* I was on the boat today, intending to take it out but the weather
was sooo nice, I broke open a beer and chilled out in the slip.



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SeaHorse II wrote:I know we don't have near the great cruising grounds that you guys up north have but here's today's weather forecast for my area.




See, to me that forecast is staggeringly boring.* I cannot be paid enough to live in that kind of an environment again.* The other day it snowed in Seattle.* Today it's raining.* Next week sometime it will be sunny and cold.* Then it will rain again.* Then it will be windy.* Then Mt. Baker will blow and we'll*have a few days of volcanic ash.* Then I'll drive 15 minutes from my house and fly fish for steelhead in a nice clear*river while it's snowing.* To me, this makes life sooooo much more interesting than day after day of the same old thing.

Good thing we don't all like the same thing because we'd all be living in the same place.* Talk about crowded anchorages.....

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SkipperI hear you. It's typically the same here, in the sense that Februaray is worse. Not as bad as you get however. But no one can beat us for generally gray, damp days.

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Carey, talk to Marin.* He'll make you feel all better about it.

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It looks like it !* I was on the boat today, intending to take it out but the weather
was sooo nice, I broke open a beer and chilled out in the slip.




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Seahorse, you just don't seem to get it.* Don't you know that uniform grey is better than uniform blue?* My goodness.

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:15 PM   #18
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RE: January

Yes. I was in southern Calif in the Navy * *...in the early 60s. Except when the Santa Anna was blow'in outside it was just like inside. it just smelled different outside. The weather was like canned music. Marin would like it here. It changes even faster and to a greater degree than Washington. We had a high of 15 today and are expecting a foot of snow tomorrow.*It rarely rains for more than a few days and sun can always be expected in a day or two.
The imperfection in our weather here is that it's not often really calm. In Juneau it was calm more often but we don't have those Taku winds. To get down the street you need to make use of all the parking meters, cars and telephone poles and wait for lulls to go one to another. And you better have your mooring lines twang tight in the harbor. Also in Juneau it's not unusual to rain steady for a month or two. But here in Thorne Bay the weather changes like the pictures in slot machines. Here's the ramp to the harbor in the snow.
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No argument here, Eric * When you're right, you're right.
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I'll readily admit that the weather down here is boring compared to the PNW and we don't have near the scenic cruising you guys have up there. We must be content to wale watch this time of year, cruise San Diego Bay and stop at a few of our favorite eateries, fish in the South Bay (about May) for Calicos, Spotties, Sand bass, Halibut and the occasional Bone Fish, while we wait for the "Long Fins" to arrive off shore. Then, when the water warms up, it's Yellow Fin time and the* pelagics (Marlin) appear. We compete with the California Sea Lions for space at the bait barges before the sun comes up for a successful day's fishing south of Point Loma. We go to the boat shows in shorts and swap lies with the guys who fly in for the festivities. Following that is Trawlerfest and the opportunity to meet people we see on this forum. Summer arrives and the temperature soars to 80 but still to cold for a swim by most folks so it's time for marina hopping up the coast and explore the channel islands on the way. Fall eventually comes and brings with it more of that "boring weather" that draws the bass and halibut back down the channel to the "nursery". The grand kids arrive for their annual sojourn to the "nursery" and no one ever gets skunked. Winter is now here and the wales arrive, on there way to southern Baja and that just about completes our year. At this point in time, the cycle begins again and we dream of more pleasant surroundings.

Yes, you guys have it great up north but trawler life here is not all that bad. Just my
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