Thursday, August 12, 2010

St. John's Newfoundland

I arrived in St. John's yesterday afternoon.  The entrance is quite narrow protected by granite cliffs on each side.  One in the harbor widens to a long bay.  I am rafted up at the far southern end of the bay.  Would you believe that I am rafted to another Wisconsin sailboat?  Dennis is planning on leaving on Saturday for the Azores.  It really gives me pause, but I don't think I am ready.  We will see if I get crazy or head back down to Florida, Mexico, Belize and Guatamala as I originally planned.

I walked along George Street last night.  For my friends from Key West, it is Duval Street on steroids.  The only things on George Street are bars and clubs.  No shops.  Just bars and clubs.  Of course I went to bed long before the street came alive - I am guessing close to 10 PM or so.

I am looking forward to exploring Newfoundland over the next week or so.  I have done a lot of short stays in various places so that I could get here during the summer season.  So it is time to lay back and enjoy the fruits of my voyaging.

The weather for the past couple of weeks has been rain and fog with occasional sun.  Everything on Reboot is damp.  I ran my cabin heater - recently installed - for about 6 hours this morning in an attempt to dry things out.  It did make some progress at least the main cabin felt dryer.

XO spends most of his awake time in my lap.  With the cold and damp it is nice to have a very warm lump of fur puring away while I read.  I do have to figure out a way to keep him from climbing onto the log or computer or whatever other project I am working on.

I hope to get a shipment of parts that will include a card reader so that I can upload some pictures for you enjoyment.

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