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Old 05-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
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Mother's Day Weekend

Hope you all were out on the water!

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We had a GREAT weekend on the water- anchored out Saturday night and spent all day Sunday on the water. *I was amazed at how few boats were out since the weather was perfect out! *We shared the anchorage only with one other boat- a beautiful 47 great harbor that is also a dock neighbor. *The marina parking lots were full and most all the boats on our dock had their owners there lounging on them at the dock- guess gas prices and high fuel burn rates is keeping everyone dockside thus far this season! *The cove we were in is not 1/2 mile from 2 large marinas and it is an A+ cove in my opinion- amazing that no one else was out for the night! *Gotta love having a trawler with almost no fuel burn. *

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Old 05-09-2011, 09:36 AM   #2
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

I can only dream. Getting closer, in my head anyway, to doing it, but for the time being still left at the dock.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:06 AM   #3
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

We spend the weekend setting up BON DIA in her new slip after a Sat 6am transition from the repair yard, a harzardous journey of 4 miles. Winds were forecasted to be gusting into the 20s soon after sunrise so we sneaked in at daybreak in light winds. Being our 1st solo trip we were quite proud of our docking. Unfortuately not a soul was awake & can testify.
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

I'm always amazed how little distance one needs to*travel (half a mile? 200 yards?)*from the marina*before one is "transported" to a different world.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

Weather in So California was windy and gusty sunday; a 38' tall californian acts like a sailboat in these conditions sans the keel that is..
yep, not easy to dock at all.. i am still a little nervous in those conditions and most often when i dock it is gentle style, which is really not a good way to dock in windy weather, you need the forward motion to stay on track, and then hit the brakes...

We are very lucky to currently have a really great slip, near a small park and open areas.
So we went on a long bike ride instead and came back to the boat to hang out after (for me hanging out means doing light maintenance and repairs as needed).
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

We too had a great day on the water. Took the 26' out to the reef in front of our house. Lunch,cold beer, fishing and snorkle.BB
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

Your trees are aready green.

Still snow cover on the ground.

The pussy willows are just starting to come out up here in Alaska.
usually the first sign of spring.

I have spring envy.

Good thing our summers are so glorious it is worth waiting for.

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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

My mothers day weekend was spent in Paris with my daughter on her first mother's day, with 5 week old Maelle. My wife will be staying another 10 days after I head for home tomorrow.
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RE: Mother's Day Weekend

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Your trees are aready green.

Still snow cover on the ground.

The pussy willows are just starting to come out up here in Alaska.
usually the first sign of spring.

I have spring envy.

Good thing our summers are so glorious it is worth waiting for.

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*Skipperdude, according to my AIS monitoring, almost every day now there is a cruise ship*headed north*along the California coast*on*its way toward Alaska.* Your boating season should be opening very soon.
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*Skipperdude, according to my AIS monitoring, almost every day now there is a cruise ship*headed north*along the California coast*on*its way toward Alaska.* Your boating season should be opening very soon.
First cruise ship calling Seattle for the season arrived April 15.*

It is starting to heat up.

The cruise ship trade, that is.
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Mother's Day Weekend

Mark,

*If I waited for warm weather I would only have about 12 weekends total for the year.

Therefor if the wind isn't to heavy I start boating by feburary.

Things look kind of pretty all covered with snow.

*All the deer are down on the beaches. Eating seaweed so the hunting is great.

On the south facing*slopes the black bear are already starting to visit the beaches too.

Early spring the waterfalls start all the winter snow melts. It's a beauty to behold

Most of the fairweather boaters start on Memorial day weekend.

That leaves June, july and August by September the Moose are starting to*rut.

By mid september the Coho run is over and people start winterizing.

Gotta love boating to do it in Alaska.

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