Friday, November 9, 2018

Life update

I have a new job starting soon, and another new job starting eventually, The one is temp, the other is fun, and should actually be a fulfilling way to spend my working hours that will also give me the time I need to enjoy life.  What is life if you cannot enjoy it?

I will espouse more on that later.

I am thinking I may want to do a video short, all shot on a cell phone.  I am still mulling over plot ideas.  This is on the long term shelf.

But having a temp gig will be good, the bad thing is that it will be 2 AM until ? shift, but I guess that means that I will just not be able to have a lot of fun between now and the beginning of January.  Of course it ends just in time for bowling to start, which is good, I am looking forward to bowling!

I went on a road trip yesterday to near Marinette, Wisconsin.  I picked up boat parts and thankfully I decided to do the trip on Thursday because the areas I drove through yesterday when there was only a little bit of snow are getting dumped on today.  I do not mind driving in snow, but 500 miles in a snowstorm would be exhausting!

I am also making progress on the model sailboat project!  I have the hull largely hollowed out and I am going to figure out the deck and rigging part next.  I think I have to build some kind of cabin on it so that I can fit the electronics someplace they will stay dry, it is once again on the long term shelf.

It is snowing today, just a little, enough to make things white outside.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Second to the last sail of the season...

This actually happened October 2nd, I was hoping to extend the season but an early season nor-easter put an end to those plans.  The boat suffered a little cosmetic damage (rub rail got smucked up) lost all my fenders and snapped three lines, but compared to the shark mouths that ended up in some of the sailboats, it was not bad.

I am heading tomorrow to go get some new (used) rub rail for the boat, I found a ship-wrecker that is only about five hours away so I am grabbing the truck and going for a drive.  It has been a long time since I had the truck out for a nice long drive!  But since I just changed the oil and all of the brakes I think it is time.

Re-torque the wheels before I leave, but other than that I am ready to roll!  I even put the sand bags in the back since I may end up driving through some snow.

Oh well, pictures.
 One of my dock neighbors had the same idea, it was a nice day for a sail.
 Warm water, cold air equals mirage.
 Research vessel Blue Heron
 Closer look at the Heron
 Canadian ship, please note the mirage effects...
 Islands in the sky...
 More mirage, inverted lighthouses!
 Another sailboat!
 Thousand footer, loading...
 The old Lighthouse Depot.
 End view of an abandoned ore dock, Loon's Foot marina is on the left.
 More abandoned Ore Docks.
 Another sailboat out!
Storage ship, unloading ship.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Could Hurricane Florence redevelop?

Some of the models are showing Hurricane Florence redeveloping into a tropical storm, or even a hurricane after it emerges off of the east coast in another day and a half.  At the current moment Florence still has a circulation, and once it is back over the warmer waters of the Atlantic it has a chance of becoming a tropical storm, or even a hurricane again.  All that the storm requires is enough of a difference between surface temperatures and the cloud top temperatures to maintain rapid convection and it is possible that the storm could once again become a contender in the ocean!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The time has come for a new adventure in life

Not sure what I am going to end up doing, but my current life is getting me down.  I need to take a break and the do something more in line with what I want to do for the next couple of years.

Tired of dealing with nonsense.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Full moon cruise on Big Bird

I grabbed all of the riff-raff from the marina again, went out for a midnight cruise in the moonlight!
 AB, pondering the moon...
 AB on the foredeck, Max is taking a nap on the cabin top...
 Moon on the water!
 Full moon fever!
 We were a ways off of the bridge...
AB, pointing at something....

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ian and Natty out for a sail!

It is a lot of work to get Ian out sailing, mostly because he is either working or out of town most of the time.  Finally did it.

We had a great run around Park Point, leaving in time to watch the sunset behind the hillside.  Still having enough light to see the logs floating off of Superior Entry, and the running up the harbor in the dark back to the dock.

My slip neighbor had a bird nest in his boom!

He forgot to put the cover over the end of his boom and once again he has birds in the boom, which means the boat has been spending a lot of time on the dock.

Quick sail, the thunderstorms missed!

We went for a quick sail for June 27th, sadly I have no regular pictures for Trump day's escape, but we went for a nice quick sail and then watched the thunderstorms start rolling in!  Hopefully this Wednesday we will get to go out for the concerts on the pier (the weather has been very iffy the last several Wednesdays).

Not much wind, but we got the sails up!

Purple flowers

My sister wanted me to get some pictures, I wasn't really satisfied with any of them, alas...

I know I could fix them in lightroom, but I am just not that ambitious today!

American Spirit run aground

The American Spirit missed the harbor exit and ran into the mud along the pier wall where it was stuck until the water levels rose a touch in the night and it was able to back off.

The boat suffered no damage, but the jokes were certainly flying!

 The boat ended up rather close to the wall!