Cruising my 1995 Catalina 42 MK II sailboat with my cat XO, the good, the bad, and the ugly of the open ocean world cruising life.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Much of the ICW in Virginia and North Carolina passes thru swampland. I expected to have the same experience that Jerry and I did on the Erie Canal passing thru the Montezuma Refuge – lots of aloe and Benadryl to deal with numerous bug bites. In fact every residence I passed had a screen in porch. Why am I telling you this now? It seems I have made it far enough South that there has not been the cold nights or killing frost that suppressed the insect population. Last night I was visited by mosquitoes for the first time since the Montezuma Refuge in upstate New York.
Then again, it is nice that it is getting warm at night time again.