"Not only is the universe stranger than what we imagine,
it is stranger than what we can imagine."
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In the Adirondacks with melanie and Dave

Stormy Weather

  •  9/16/2018
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We flew out of New York on Sept. 12 just before hurricane Florence reached the Carolinas. The JetBlue jet must have just skirted the storm on its eastern side as we flew to Trinidad. We arrived safely, without turbulence or delay. As our boat insurance puts it, we passed thru the “hurricane box – Jacksonville FL to Grenada (inclusive)” to a land where hurricanes very, very rarely visit. I wonder when the “hurricane box” will be extended north to New York. The East Coast seems to be hit with mor...
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The stern of the Mercer

Connections Part 2

  •  9/3/2018
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Truth is stranger than fiction. After writing the last blog about the sinking of the El Faro, I did some more research on T-2 tankers, those World War II ships that were sold into the commercial maritime fleet after the war. Two of those were the Fort Mercer built by Sun Shipyard and the Pendleton, built in Oregon. Last year at the Seven Seas Cruising Association GAM in Essex CT, hosted by our good friends and sailing buddies Bob and Brenda, s/v Pandora, we heard the true story of the T-2 tanke...
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White Plains

Connections

  •  9/1/2018
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The book “Into the Raging Sea”, the tragic true story of the sinking of the U.S. container ship EL Faro three years ago, sent chills through my body. It’s a harrowing and frightening detailed account of a modern ship’s sinking, with all 33 souls lost, at the mercy of a hurricane. In today’s world, how could that have happened? Well, you will have to read the book to find out, but it started me down a trail of connections, free associations and memories. The most obvious was that I sailed for ov...
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On the Hard in the Yard

  •  8/7/2018
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The last blog described the fitting of the new bowsprit. That took up most of the time here in Trinidad for the last 4 weeks. It may seem like that was a long time to accomplish one thing. However, you must remember this, a job is just a job, a fix is just a fix. The fundamental things apply, as time goes by… And when the job begins, and two workers say I do, time will fly by. On that you can rely. No matter what the job entails, as time goes by. Moonlight and rain storms are never out of place....
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The Cut of Your Jib

  •  7/26/2018
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People of a certain age, and more pointedly, the environs they inhabit, may still proclaim, “I like the cut of his/hers/your jib”. I don’t think I ever used it in actual conversations but understand what it is means: a certain persona, attitude, and philosophy combined with a style of dress, voice and manner is very appealing to the proclaimer. Well, I was thinking about this cut of the jib thing since we arrived in Trinidad as Kalunamoo’s bowsprit needed replacement. The bowsprit holds the jib...
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Here and There

  •  7/15/2018
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The month in New York passed quickly as early summer seems like the busiest time of the year. We managed to fit in family parties, an SSCA Gam, doctors’ appointments, dinners with friends, a visit to the beach, and just plain catching up with everyone in New York. Well, not everyone, after all it is a big city. We visited our old marina and were updated on what’s new in our “old” neighborhood. We were fortunate to be able to stay with good friends in Brooklyn who had a two-family house which hal...
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