Sunday, June 10, 2018

It has been chilly and windy, so painting it has been!

It is hard to find willing crew when the weather is cold and windy, no one wants to go sailing when it is fifty degrees outside.

It is comfortable enough in the marina though, and that means I can get my other projects worked on.  In this case I have been taking pictures and painting!

Here are some pictures of paintings, and also just some photos of adventures...
 North pier, night reflections.
 Copper Harbor, sunset
 Looking out the front hatch at the mast, stars jiggling around in th background.
 Ernie coming back fro a cruise.
Get those sails in!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sitting on the boat, staving off the chill.

Dear Minnesota,

Its June.

Act like it.

It is 52 degrees at 6:30 in the evening.  I am getting ready to switch to my heavier sweatshirt, or maybe my current sweatshirt over a fleece.

I need to move someplace warmer.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Memorial Day was also a Ka-Bob day!

It was a Monday, but not jut any Monday, it was a holiday Monday!  That means it was a sailing day!  Especially since the weather held out and it was not tropical warm, but it was not freezing, which for May in Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior is pretty damn good!  I took some pictures!

 Most of the crew!
 OMG!  a Beached Steve!
 Big Bird, lashed to the mast.
 Anchors out!
 Adam had the Otter hat!
 The crew!
Steve is not the only one who needs a little sun!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The GFS is doing it again!

OK, after getting pretty damn close on predicting Alberto's development the GFS is showing another storm in the really long term forecast, actually two of them, one in the Pacific and another in the Gulf of Mexico.

Right now the models are showing a tropical storm landing near New Orleans on June 14th, and a cat 1 Hurricane churning out in the Pacific near Mexico (staying away from land) starting as a Tropical Storm on the 9th and peaking as a hurricane on the 11th of June.  Once again, these are the models for a week and a half to two weeks from now so there are many, many things that can change between now and then, but it is curious how well the models seems to be showing the development of these storms.  I will have to keep watching the models to see how it changes as time goes by.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Night photos, and thunderstorms!

Oh, playing with the camera out on the dock, and then from under the dodger in the lightning!

That European Cookie thing

I don't put cookies on your page, some of the ads might, the host might.  I always block the damn things personally.

Thanks, Jeff

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thunderstorm on the boat...

Sitting at the dock...

The sky is lit up like a 4th of July display!  You would not know it from the prevailing weather e have had at the marine (low sixties), but there is a ton of energy in the atmosphere as it has been in the high 80's low 90's everywhere but here.

Now the sun has gone away and the sky is ready to rip!  The radar is lit up like a Christmas tree, reds, oranges, yellows.  I am tracking down the leaks I need to fix, thankfully none of which are above my bed.

Th noise is not bad, as the lightning is mostly cloud to cloud, but I am sure if the wind switches that will change as well.  Outside temp is 52 degrees here.

I am going to sleep like a baby, you know, waking up screaming every couple of hours...


Saturday, May 26, 2018

First BBQ, ka-bob day!

Just motored around, there was enough wind, but I did not have a seasoned crew and it was safer to just motor about than to worry about having to to a man-overboard when the water temps are 40 degrees still.

The 40 degree water would also explain the stupid fog...  It was reasonably warm until that fog started in with the NE wind.

But I remembered my camera and as a result I have pictures!

 From the front...
 From the back...
 Heading back...

It is true that warm air rises...

It is 88 degrees at the airport (top of the hill) it looks like it topped out at least 92 degrees up there.  Meantime, with a NE wind off the lake at the bottom of the hill it is officially 48 at the Sky Harbor airport, the boat says 53 degrees right now.

It was 75 at 9 this morning before the wind switched.

Should mention, NE wind at the boat NW wind on top of the hill.

Its a beautiful morning for a sail!

Slept well, the wind picked up in the middle of the night causing the lines to rap against the mast, so tonight I have to figure out the best way to keep them from doing that.

I am waking up with my coffee and bagel though, I love that breakfast. The birds are singing, the boat is rocking gently against the dock it is over 70 degrees and early in the morning still. I think it is supposed to get close to 90 again today. I need to figure out where my homies are at!

Just kidding, not that cool, how about if I find to people who want to go sailing all day.