Friday, March 12, 2010

Warm Days - portent of things to come?

It has been a fun last couple of days.  First, Glyn, Jim, Micki and other MAST racers arrived in Key West for a J-World sail racing class. I got a chance to have a quick tour of Key West and dinner with them.  We are planning an activity for Wednesday night.  It will be fun to catch up.

I finished my dive training so I am now a PADI certified open water diver.  I discovered that Glyn had done the same training in Jamaica at Christmas so we have a new experience to share.  I also found out that he honeymooned in Belize.  Of course the major motivation for taking the SCUBA training was because I had planned to go to Belize and it is supposed to be one of the finest dive sites in the world.
I also made a lot of progress on my boat projects.  I now have three out of four solar panels mounted and generating.  What a difference it makes to the battery charge.

Finally, and I do mean finally, the weather has started to warm up with even warmer temperatures forecast for later in the week.  Perhaps it will finally feel like paradise.

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