Monday, June 18, 2018

Crash!

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

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Facebook

I have closed my Facebook account. I am disgusted by the constant invasion of my privacy. I still get daily emails telling.me.of my "friends" who I have never heard of missing me. I hope the EU puts a death spike in this unprecedented surveillance. 

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

When it rains it pours

An I don't mean Morton salt. In Thailand we get several days of sunshine followed by several days of thunderstorms and rain. We are currently in the rain cycle, and will be for several more days. The big drawback, since there are periods of just clouds so one can move around, is the necessity to go bail out the dinghy on a regular basis. I tried earlier only to be hit by the next shower.

Fair winds and following seas 😊

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Thailand

Went to SuperCheap in Phuket Town. A Wal-Mart super store is small by comparison. No kidding. Two cartons of smokes and a case of beer, five cases of soda $132 US. Also found "hearty soups" for the first time since Oz. 

Drove up the east coast (Reboot is on the west) about as far North as the airport. Had Tom Kha Hai for lunch in a roadside resturant.

All that work and I needed a break. So I am now getting a nice Thai massage - the real kind, not "room service." What a nice way to spend a hour.

Fair winds and following seas 😀😀

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Kaboom

When I lived in Sioux City, Iowa a tornado passed 3 miles from my home. I was asked: "What is the closest you have ever been to a tornado?" "Three miles." (When attempting a passage from Norfolk to the USVI the answer became 1 mile from a water spout.)

New experience today. Lightning hit a building about 50 feet from where I was sitting. Wow! Given I was in a marina surrounded by masts it deciding to hit the building was a little strange until we noticed a big lightning arrester on top of the building.

Fair winds and following seas 😀

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot 

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...