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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SAILING AND LANDING

If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to sail around the world alone on a small boat you may want to read Webb Chiles' log of his journey from Durban, South Africa, to St. Helena in the mid-Atlantic in a tiny (24-foot) sailboat.

It is a harrowing tale, at least for this landlubber, and it can be found here.

Keep in mind, this is a 75 year old man!

As for myself, I'll do no such adventuring.

I'll just wait for spring to come for sure.

The temperature has climbed to the 70's this week and the robins have landed once again.




Still, it is only the 8th of March and the Weather Gods have fooled us before.

12 comments:

Lowell said...

Hopefully, your world will continue to be filled with robins until the summer begins and the threat of cold weather disappears. Pretty shot of this pretty bird!

Jager said...

I sailed from Marblehead to Newport one fall to put Air Time up on the hard for the winter. It was a crazy sail, it was either too windy or dead calm. When I got to the marina in Portsmouth the wind was out of the SE at 25-30 knots, it was late on Sunday night, no one around. It took me 4 tries to get her into a slip on my own. Jack Daniels and a long hot shower tasted and felt good. The Portuguese mussels added to my satisfaction.

Tom Cochrun said...

Do you have any spring blooms up there yet?

Catalyst said...

It's actually a couple. The first one is the female and the second the male.

Catalyst said...

Those mussels sound great.

Catalyst said...

A dandelion in our back yard and the trees are full of buds but otherwise no blooms yet.

Stephen Hayes said...

My ancestors spent a lot of time on the sea, but I don't have sailing experience and wouldn't venture too far from shore.

Val said...

Spring is on the way! Time changes this weekend. Back to Daylight Savings Time. Oh, wait...you don't do that!

William Kendall said...

We won't see robins here for a few weeks.

Catalyst said...

No, we're perfectly capable of saving daylight without changing the clock! :D

Kate said...

I always prefer warmer weather because birds are more plentiful and water can be provided for them. I'll have the check the web you cited about the sailboat adventure.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the robins. As for sailing, I won't be doing that either. Not even on a cruise ship.