Friday, September 21, 2018

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A Red Sox fan on his way home from Yankee Stadium died Wednesday when he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train and was electrocuted by overhead wires, creating a chaotic situation where riders were trapped for more than two hours, MTA officials and riders said.
The Metro-North train from Yankee Stadium to New Haven, Conn., left the ball field just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday. As the train was running from Larchmont to Mamaroneck about half an hour later, a pair of brothers tried to climb from inside a car onto the roof.
Train personnel got one brother down safely, but 24-year-old Michael Vigeant of Hudson, NH, touched a catenary wire and was electrocuted, said MTA officials.
The conductor called out over the loudspeaker for medical professionals to help the man as the power to the train went down, knocking out the air conditioning and flush toilets, riders said. Meanwhile, riders, many of whom had been drinking at the game, got more and more agitated. Some threatened to kick out the windows, and Yankee and Red Sox fans started beefing with each other.
MTA officials claimed that the train was only stopped for 30 to 40 minutes, but riders say it was more than two hours.
The train finally pulled into its final stop in New Haven at about 3:20 a.m. on Thursday.
The Yankees creamed the Red Sox 10-1 at the Wednesday night game.

Saturday, September 8, 2018


It has been brought to my attention that I have been remiss in writing my blog. Rather than a long blog post I will endeavor to write a bit each day for the next couple of days.

So I quick update. I left Australia about 1 year ago. I spent 3 months transiting Indonesia, then Singapore, a few months in Malaysia, and now I am in Phuket, Thailand. Since it the NorthWest monsoon season I am on the east side of the island at Ao Po Grand Marina. Given the frequent thunderstorms with 35 knot winds and the terrible holding I have chosen to stay in a marina until the weather calms down. I will pick up tomorrow with some tales of Indonesia.

Fair winds and following seas. :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wind Storms

Reboot is at Ao Po Grand Marna on the east coast of Phuket Island. The weather pattern is a few days of sunshine followed by a few days of rain storms. I prefer to anchor out when possible. It is quite the relief to my bank account. However I can into Ao Po to get some shopping and other errands done.

I have discovered that along with the rain comes strong wind gusts - typically reaching 30 knots. This continue as the front moves thru. From no wind to 30 knots to no wind in a half hour. This process then repeats itself perhaps 10 times a day.

As a consequence I have decided to spend more time in the marina until the weather pattern changes to something more benign.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Monday, June 18, 2018


It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ladder is a frequent source of injury. That is why I never carry anything in my hands on the stairs. Today was my day to take the tumble. Fortunately I only bruised my side. Hurts anyway. 

Fair winds and following seas 😊

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

Prime Candidate for This Year's Darwin Award

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