I follow the weather pretty closely. Nationally, regionally, down to individual weather stations on buildings that I know. My primary use of Twitter is to follow weather nerds talking about the weather, and boy, do they love a named storm. But despite all of this, I wasn’t expecting much from Tropical Storm Isaias. At first I thought that it was trending east and might go out to sea, and then when it didn’t, I thought it would get beat up over the Carolinas and just be a blustery rainy day by the time it got this far north. Maybe it was the fact that it got downgraded from full-hurricane status so far south and I just got caught up in the classification, but I wasn’t overly concerned.Continue Reading "Tropical Storm Isaias"
It is a little-known fact that “ukulele” means “quarantine” in the Hawaiian language. It was a loan word, originally borrowed from a 19th century Portuguese sailor’s onomatopoeia that loosely translates to “there’s nothing to do on this island.”Continue Reading "Ukulele In Lieu Of"
Hello. Everything is normal. There is nothing unusual going on. I went for a routine walk in my home town of Vincentown, NJ and only needed one rubber glove and a bottle of Purell. Things are just starting to sprout and flower, as they’re apt to do in early Spring. Just like normal.Continue Reading "Nothing Unusual Going On"
Rimas has survived yet another passage, and lost yet another boat.Continue Reading "Farewell to Mimsy"
A storm by any other name…
Explosive cyclogenesis, a bomb cyclone, a weather bomb, bombogenesis, explosive development, nucular [sic] winter, the beast from the nor’east—although sources will tell you that the naming convention has to do with rapidly dropping barometric pressure, others will tell you that it’s overblown weather rhetoric.Continue Reading "Cyclonic Bombogenesis"
It’s been a while…Continue Reading "Double Trouble"
In a truly mystifying turn of events, Rimas has cheated death once again.Continue Reading "Rimas Rescue"
Jen and I took the weekend off from sailing to go to the boat show in Annapolis.Continue Reading "Annapolis Boat Show 2017"
I didn’t get to sail this weekend, but I spent a lot of time following (and not following) Rimas.Continue Reading "The Lost Weekend of Rimas"
Experience has taught us that sailing on the Fourth of July is just not our scene, but there are always OPBs.Continue Reading "Other People’s Boats"