As 2021 comes to a close, I feel compelled to do the traditional “season in review” log entry, although this has been another strange year in a string of strange years.Continue Reading "2021: The Season in Review"
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"
There are many parts of 2020 that I don’t particularly care to relive, but I have traditionally (well, at least half the time) finished up the sailing season with some sort of retrospective, so here’s this year’s Season in Review.Continue Reading "2020: The Season in Review"
Not all sails are amazing voyages of wonder and self-discovery. There are high notes, and there are low notes.Continue Reading "Low Notes"
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"