It’s Mellow, but not Smooth

Categories Sailing Log

The weather—seriously? There are satellites, radar, gajillions of weather stations interconnected by relatively instantaneous networks, presumably intelligent people with degrees in the “science” of meteorology, and no one can tell me how windy it’s going to be tomorrow? Or at the very least, have the decency to tell me that they have absolutely no idea?

Wacky Weather

Suffice it to say that 5-10kts was more like a steady 18 with gusts to 25+, according to the weather station at Trixie’s. We never got the sails up, but we motored over to the cove and anchored and made the best of it as follows:


Daiquiri (the mixed drink, not that frozen nonsense)

  • 3oz. simple syrup
  • 6oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 12oz. (possibly more) Mount Gay Eclipse Silver

Mix ingredients, pour into an old booze bottle, and serve over ice. Optional: Garnish with lime wedge cut with a rigging knife if you still have limes left.

Rum (with Optional Coke)

  • One bottle of Puerto Rican local
  • Coca Cola to taste

Pour rum in glass of ice. Add Coke. If it gets any darker than sweet tea, you’ve probably gone too far.



  • Jellyfish

Swim with jellyfish, causing them to sting you. Stop prior to anaphylaxis.

"Prepare to fend off the bridge abutment."