Every weekend has been an endless loop of “hot, humid, and probably thunderstorms” with an occasional side dish of “dense smoke from western wildfires.” We finally decided to give up on the idea of waiting until the weekend. The forecast for Friday was clear skies, 75°F, 10kts of breeze, and a weirdly comfortable dew point of 55°F. There was no way that I could work through that.Continue Reading "Silver Bay"
I technically woke up on time, but then hit snooze.Continue Reading "Hitting Snooze"
I think I’m in serious need of a sailing adventure. We technically sailed, but it was like a 40-degree day. Ain’t nobody got nothing to say about a 40-degree day.Continue Reading "40-Degree Day"
I don’t even know what I think of when I think of Memorial Day. Summertime? A three-day weekend? Some sort of picnic situation? Counting down the 500 most overplayed classic rock songs?Continue Reading "Memorial Day ’21"
I often have a grand vision. I was imagining getting to the shore early, washing the boat, doing some engine maintenance, setting up the sails and running rigging, and maybe sailing if time allowed. But a warm sunny day with good wind can blur a lot of boating priorities. Or focus them, depending on your perspective.Continue Reading "Boating Priorities"
In my last log entry from April 6, I wrote that I could potentially paint the bottom of the boat and be in the water the following week. Sure, I hedged a little regarding the tiller varnish progress, but I still put it in there, I think mostly as sort of a personal challenge. As is often the case, I then said to myself, “Do not attempt to challenge me, sir!” and vanquished that unruly optimism. It is now May.Continue Reading "Following Instructions"
I suppose that by some standard, boat preparations for the season have begun. Although in that regard, my standards are pretty low.Continue Reading "Minor Boat Preparations"
It has been a long, cold winter. We got a few days in the 60s and everyone was running around in short pants, but I’m pretty sure it snowed again yesterday. I think I’m deep in wintermania.Continue Reading "Wintermania"
It’s 2021. Everything is fine now. I went to check on the boat.Continue Reading "Careless Whisper"