Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Why I am not venturing out into the Chesapeake Bay

Weather Radar - June 30, 2015
We have been experiencing almost daily thunderstorms since I arrived in Norfolk. Here is my weather radar image from last night. The dark red with the yellow arrows is the Chesapeake Bay - currents and marine weather warning. The green is light rain, as the colors get darker the rain gets more intense. Oh, and those cone shaped things emanating from the thunderbolts are the predicted tracks of thunderstorms. The bigger the cone, the bigger the storm.  Needless to say I would rather be tied to a dock than at anchor. Since it is about $100 per night to go to a marina (definitely not in my budget) I have been hunkered down in Norfolk.

The most amazing thing was that none of this ever hit Reboot (near the flag in the center of the picture.) It all fell apart before it reached me!

Fair winds and following seas :)

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More on the Indonesian volcano. We are now 300 nautical miles west of it. We met many nice people in our visit to the area. We hope the are all safe.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41395831 Fair winds and following seas :)