Friday, July 29, 2011
In my first winter of full time cruising I spent most of January and February in Key West. We had unusually low temperatures - daytime temperatures in the 40's and occasionally in the 30's. At the time I realized that full time cruising is something like camping - you are exposed to the weather 24/7. Yes you can huddle inside the boat in the rain. When you do it is almost always hot and very sticky. You can put up window screens to try and keep the bugs out. They work pretty much but not perfectly. But the reality is that you are always not far from the weather.
I brought Reboot to New Bern to overhaul her and get ready Reboot for our next adventure. The extreme heat has made it harder to overcome my natural reluctance to do hard work. I do a little bit each day. I was so excited when the seat I was sitting on writing this blog went crack and dumped me on the floor. At least I know that I can take it over to The Grill Man and get the welds re-welded. One step forward, two steps backward.
Fair winds and following seas.
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